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Commonly used guides include:
- The OIA for Ministers and agencies
- The LGOIMA for local government agencies
- Making official information requests: a guide for requesters
Case notes and opinions
Case notes are a short case summary, often demonstrating an aspect of a case.
An Ombudsman's Opinion is published where there is public interest in showing the full details of a case.
Projects, reference and data
Template letters and work sheets
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Immigration New Zealand’s decision to issue Deportation Liability Notice unreasonable in circumstancesCase notesImmigration New Zealand (INZ)’s decision to issue a Deportation Liability Notice (DLN) was unreasonable—compliance officer inferred situation that complainant was then not given an opportunity to explain—Ombudsman sustained complaint—INZ restored immigration status to complainant with open conditions
- Case notes
Department of Corrections held prisoner in Management Unit without following required procedure—segregation legislation and regulations are clear and prescriptive
Immigration New Zealand unreasonable to rely on inaccurate and prejudicial health information when declining permitCase notesWhether Immigration New Zealand was reasonable to decline to grant a work permit on health grounds because the applicant had active multidrug-resistant tuberculosis—Ombudsman concluded INZ policy and case law requires an applicant to be given a reasonable opportunity to comment on information which is potentially prejudicial to an application before a decision is made
- Case notes
Long serving prison inmate required glasses to participate in reintegration programme and work in prison tailor shop—Department of Corrections refused to pay for glasses unless inmate would refund them through his prison earnings—inmate later found out Department had paid for another inmate’s glasses in full—Ombudsman sustained complaint that inmate was not treated fairly—refund to inmate of money paid recommended.
- Case notes
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) accepts its interview of residence applicant had been unreasonable and offered fresh assessment following Ombudsman’s investigation
Department of Internal Affairs not unreasonable to follow legislation regarding citizenship application for adopted Russian childCase notesCitizenship—citizenship by descent approval dependent on overseas clarification