Tauranga and Porirua City Councils in next round of LGOIMA practice investigations

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has announced a further two self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of selected councils.

The investigations aim to establish whether councils have the leadership, culture, organisational systems, policies and procedures in place to support good official information practices.

The councils selected for investigation are Tauranga City Council and the Porirua City Council. These follow the announcement of investigations of the practices of the Buller District Council and Invercargill City Council in early November.

Surveying the agencies and the public

To assist in the investigations, the Chief Ombudsman will seek input from the public, councils and their staff. Throughout the course of the investigations, areas of good practice may be identified, and where any areas of weakness are found, suggestions may be made for improvement.

The survey looks at the councils’ processes, and peoples’ experiences with them. They are not designed to reopen individual cases. For a new complaint, the usual process of approaching the Ombudsman remains. The survey is open until Friday 24 January 2020 and is available on the following links:

Tauranga City Council

Porirua City Council

For more information on the process and the background to these reports, please see the full media release below. 

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