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Unintended consequences for prisoners

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:25 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says the Northland Regional Corrections Facility is persisting with policies that are preventing it from achieving its full potential. More >>

Ombudsman releases report on LGOIMA practice at Council

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 2:32 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his report into Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) compliance and practice at New Zealand’s largest local authority. More >>

Official information practice at Far North District Council

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 2:20 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his report into Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) compliance and practice at Far North District Council. More >>

Training in the Pacific

Friday, 26 July 2019, 2:24 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Fourteen representatives from seven Pacific countries will undertake Ombudsman investigator training in Fiji next week. More >>

Ombudsman releases report on official information practice

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 2:28 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has completed his investigation into the way the Treasury works with Official Information Act requests. More >>

Ombudsman releases latest LGOIMA practice investigations

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 2:38 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released two more investigations into the way local authorities deal with official information requests. More >>

Final opinion on East Lake Trust / Regenerate case

Monday, 22 July 2019, 12:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has found that Regenerate Christchurch did not act unlawfully or unreasonably in relation to a complaint from the East Lake Trust regarding the Ōtākaro/Avon River Regeneration Area Plan. More >>

Follow up inspection finds improvements at Otago Corrections

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 2:22 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier has released his report of a follow up inspection of Otago Corrections Facility (OCF). More >>

Chief Ombudsman releases first LGOIMA investigation report

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2:53 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published the results of his first investigation into how our local authorities are working with the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA). More >>

Ombudsman to investigate removal of newborn babies

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 1:26 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is conducting his own wide-ranging and independent investigation into the steps Oranga Tamariki takes when newborn babies are removed. More >>

Hawke’s Bay prisoners’ conditions and treatment improving

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 3:06 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison has made significant progress towards improving prisoners’ safety, but has been slow to improve conditions for remand and at risk prisoners. More >>

Awareness of whistle-blowing legislation alarmingly low

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 11:02 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Public awareness of the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) is very low, according to research undertaken on behalf of the Ombudsman. More >>

Chief Ombudsman welcomes new Oranga Tamariki role

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 3:35 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is welcoming the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people within the state care and youth justice system. More >>

Latest OIA data released by the Ombudsman

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:59 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Latest OIA data released by the Ombudsman - LGOIMA data to be released in September More >>

Auckland Corrections Facility let down by staffing issues

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:08 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says staff shortages at one of New Zealand’s largest prisons are causing prisoners to spend extended periods of time locked in their cells and prisoners’ rehabilitation needs are not being met. More >>

Services for people with intellectual disabilities

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 2:23 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has launched investigations into the Ministry of Health’s oversight of facilities and services for intellectually disabled people with high and complex needs [1] . More >>

Local Govt OIA practices feedback sought

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:14 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four new self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector, the third set of investigations announced in the past eight months. More >>

Chief Ombudsman issues findings on access to reports

Monday, 19 November 2018, 3:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says a decision to impose conditions on Auckland Councillors gaining full access to two reports on the proposed National Stadium was justified. More >>

Horowhenua District Council urged to apologise over email

Monday, 12 November 2018, 1:16 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has recommended the Horowhenua District Council apologise to the Mayor Michael Feyen and four others for blocking their emails. More >>

Ombudsman confirms Callaghan Innovation investigation

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 1:05 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has confirmed he will conduct an investigation into the way Callaghan Innovation administers its Official Information Act requests. More >>

 

 

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