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New Ombudsman opinion: Teachers Council & ECE Graduates

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 4:41 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has released his opinion on a complaint about the New Zealand Teachers Council’s refusal to register certain Early Childhood Education graduates, due to concerns about their English language proficiency. Professor Paterson found that ... More >>

New opinion - commercial witholding & public interest

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 1:40 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The opinion gives detailed consideration to the commercial withholding ground, and also the infrequently relied upon ground for withholding information in order to avoid prejudice to the substantial economic interests of New Zealand. It also addresses ... More >>

Ombudsman on school charges for curriculum-related items

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 2:53 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has released his opinion on a complaint about a secondary school’s practice of compulsorily charging for workbooks and other curriculum-related items. He found that the school had acted unreasonably, and contrary to the entitlement ... More >>

New Ombudsman opinion on John Banks' electoral funding

Monday, 17 February 2014, 12:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has released his opinion that the public interest requires release of the majority of the statement given by John Banks to the Police. The statement relates to alleged irregularities in electoral funding donations for the 2010 Auckland ... More >>

Highest ever number of complaints for Ombudsman

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:37 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

For the second year in a row, the Office of the Ombudsman is reporting an unprecedented increase in demand for its services. More >>

Chief Ombudsman: progress of investigation on school closure

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 1:31 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem is currently completing the information gathering stage in her investigation of the way in which the Ministry of Education conducts consultation on school closures and mergers. More >>

Second chance at visas for some Pacific people

Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 12:10 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Second chance at visas for some Pacific people following Ombudsman immigration investigation Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem says Pacific people who believe they were not treated fairly when Immigration New Zealand implemented policies enabling Pacific ... More >>

Ombudsman criticises handling of school closure information

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 1:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman criticises handling of school closure information requests Date: 18 December 2012 Ombudsman Dr David McGee has found the Ministry of Education acted wrongly in its handling of requests for official information about Christchurch school closures. ... More >>

UN calls for community backing for no violence against women

Friday, 16 November 2012, 11:28 am | Office of the Ombudsman

With the global campaign “16 days of Activism against Gender Violence” about to begin on November 25, a UN representative says statistics from many countries still paint a troubling picture of violence in our societies. More >>

Ombudsman’s Office celebrates 50 years

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 4:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman’s Office celebrates 50 years Date: September 30, 2012 A guide for whistleblowers wanting protection is among a range of new materials being released to help mark the 50th anniversary of the Office of Ombudsman in New Zealand this week. More >>

Ombudsmen concerned about trend to avoid the OIA

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 3:12 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman says it is seeing a worrying trend of agencies seeking to exclude certain types of information from the application of the Official Information Act. More >>

 

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