Resources and publications
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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
3 Resources Show all
- Case notes
Request for details of risk management processes—relevant documents provided apart from the ‘risk register’—register consisted of free and frank expressions of opinion—release might undermine risk management strategy—public interest met by release of Risk Management Policy
Ministry of Health’s guidelines on interpretation of Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 need clarificationCase notesMinistry of Health guidelines on interpretation of Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, s 38(1)—guidelines advised broad interpretation—relevant case law suggested narrow construction—guidelines amended—Innes v Wong 3 NZLR  238
- Case notes
Refusal to release piano imported from United Kingdom—family heirloom from 1920s—need for approval of Department of Conservation under CITES because of ivory content—conflict between New Zealand legislation implementing CITES and European Community Regulations—impasse resolved by acceptance of statutory declaration by family—conflict to be raised with CITES Secretariat