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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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- Official information
This guide sets out the Ombudsman’s approach to OIA and LGOIMA requests for address information for the purposes of pursuing civil court proceedings.
- Case notes
Whether, having been made aware of an administrative error, the Ministry of Justice’s decisions and actions were reasonable—Chief Ombudsman of the view that the Ministry did not act unreasonably
Ministry of Justice’s consultation with community when deciding on Youth Residence site not unreasonableCase notesMinistry of Justice announced site of a youth residence premises—concerns that consultation process not appropriately carried out with local community—complaint that advice to Minister from Ministry unreasonable—Ombudsman concluded advice was not unreasonable and consultation process appropriate
- Systemic investigations
The following is my report consequent on a reference directed to me by the Prime Minister to investigate the administration of the criminal justice system. The Terms of Reference directed to me are attached as Appendix A. By agreement the reporting date was extended to 1 December 2007. I note that my report is to be tabled in Parliament. My investigation has been conducted in accordance with the provisions in the Ombudsmen Act 1975.
Ombudsmen’s statements made during inquiry inadmissible in evidence in any Court or other proceedingsCase notesRequirement for Ombudsman’s investigation to be conducted in private—while another party may release details of the investigation, an Ombudsman cannot as this may prejudice the Ombudsman’s investigation and breach the Privacy Act
Ministry of Justice determines time spent in overseas prison awaiting extradition cannot be counted as time servedCase notesTime spent in overseas prison awaiting extradition—does not count as time served in New Zealand
- Case notes
Excessive charge arising from escort of prison inmate—correspondence—failure of Department to reply
- Case notes
A husband and wife serving prison sentences at the same time—same day parole allowed
Department of Justice failed to provide adequate opportunity for community comment on courtroom closureCase notesAdvice to Minister re Court closure-whether fair and accurate—need for standard criteria to be adopted and applied