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- The OIA for Ministers and agencies
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- Making official information requests: a guide for requesters
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Summary This case concerns an investigation conducted by the New Zealand Teachers Council (‘NZTC’) Complaints Assessment Committee (‘CAC’) into conduct issues raised in complaints made against Mr A.
David Fisher of The New Zealand Herald and Kate Challis of the Office of the Labour Leader requested a copy of the statement provided by the Hon John Banks to the Police in the course of their investigation into alleged irregularities in respect of elec
Summary On 16 December 2010 the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) received a complaint about the care the complainant’s father had received from two District Health Boards after he presented at the Emergency Department at a hospital wit
For the reasons set out below, I am of the opinion that the Commerce Commission was entitled, under section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), to withhold a copy of a draft of a Starting Price Adjustment Input Methodology reque
On behalf of the New Zealand Educational Institute, Ms Shelley Nixon made a request to the Ministry of Education for a list of the names of the groups that had submitted an ‘Indication of Interest’ (IOI) in setting up a partnership school.
The complainant suffers from adult late-onset Pompe disease, a metabolic disorder which is one of a number of diseases collectively called lysosomal storage disorders. Myozyme is an enzyme replacement therapy used in the treatment of Pompe disease.
The complainant and his family are living in a refugee camp in Kenya. The complainant’s sister lives in New Zealand. On 22 January 2009, the complainant applied for residence in New Zealand under the Adult Sibling policy. Immigration New Zealand (INZ
Summary The Horowhenua District Council (HDC) issued a trespass notice against the complainant, Mr Philip Taueki, after he made offensive comments during submissions on its annual plan. He had left the premises voluntarily at the
The confidence and supply agreement between two of the parties forming the government following the 2011 general election included provision for the creation of a new type of school in the New Zealand educational system, known as partnership schoo
We are concerned that the victims’ claims scheme, which the Bill makes permanent, provides neither a suitable way to compensate victims of crime nor a suitable way to prevent abuse or mistreatment of prisoners in accordance with New Zealand’s international obligations.
In late 2010 the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and Radio New Zealand sought information from Ministers regarding the production of The Hobbit. The former also sought information about film production generally in New Zealand.
This submission relates to clause 158X of the Education Amendment Bill currently before the Education and Science Committee.
Complaints against the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board relating to a disciplinary levy, continuing professional development and refusal of licensing for non-payment of fee or levyOpinionsMr Wal Gordon complained to the Ombudsman on 14 July 2011 that the licensing conditions imposed by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board regarding continuing professional development were illegal.