Auckland Council’s processing of a request for official information
I have investigated an Ombudsmen Act (OA) complaint by Radio New Zealand (RNZ) about the way in which Auckland Council processed its request for information under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA).
I have formed the opinion that the Council’s processing of RNZ’s LGOIMA request was unreasonable and, in some respects, appears to have been contrary to law.
The Council has cooperated fully with my investigation, and responded positively and assiduously throughout. It has fully accepted my opinion and indicated its willingness to accept my recommendations. It has already started a review of its policies and procedures on the handling of LGOIMA requests.