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New Zealand and Australia unite for Right to Know

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:24 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

21 September 2017 - New Zealand’s Office of the Ombudsman and Australia’s Information Access Commissioners will mark International Right to Know Day on 28 September with live-streamed panel discussions from both countries. More >>

Agencies moving faster on OIA

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:25 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has welcomed new figures showing government agencies are moving faster on Official Information Act requests and responses. More >>

Spring Hill Corrections Facility inspection report

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 2:54 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman releases Spring Hill Corrections Facility inspection report 2 August 2017 Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today published his report on an unannounced inspection of Spring Hill Corrections Facility, as part of his commitment to publish reports ... More >>

Canterbury schools reorganisation mishandled says Ombudsman

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:19 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More >>

Corrections breaches UN Convention

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:18 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Department of Corrections has breached the Convention against Torture as well as its own legislation, in the way it manages some at-risk prisoners in New Zealand prisons, the Chief Ombudsman says. More >>

First release of OIA statistics

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:30 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

New Zealand is taking great strides in transparent governance with the release of detailed data examining the public sector’s response to official information requests More >>

Ombudsman’s Office working faster

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:05 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman’s workload has again increased this past year, but the office is resolving complaints faster, and in greater numbers, than the previous year. More >>

Chief Ombudsman to investigate use of seclusion rooms

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman initiates investigation into use of seclusion rooms in schools Date 14 October 2016 More >>

Prisons to face greater scrutiny from Ombudsman’s Office

Friday, 7 October 2016, 2:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman is putting the Department of Corrections under closer scrutiny following the release of the Department’s report into organised fighting and access to contraband at Mt Eden Corrections Facility. “It is a fundamental ... More >>

State Services Commission Inquiry into leaked MFAT documents

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 9:45 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman Ron Paterson has today published his opinion on an investigation into a complaint by Derek Leask, a former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, about the State Services Commission's inquiry into leaked MFAT documents, undertaken by ... More >>

Closer scrutiny of Govt agencies prompted by OIA review

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 2:40 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman is putting government agencies under closer scrutiny following an in-depth review of their compliance with the Official Information Act. More >>

Chief Ombudsman seeks public experience of OIA

Monday, 2 November 2015, 3:43 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman seeks public experience of OIA Date: 2 November 2015 People have just four days left to tell the Chief Ombudsman about their experiences of making requests to government agencies under the Official Information Act if they are to ... More >>

Ombudsman seeks public input on OIA

Friday, 23 October 2015, 2:35 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

As part of her review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices, the Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today launched three online surveys to gather the experiences of requesters and those working in government agencies. The surveys will be open ... More >>

Growing demand for Ombudsman's services

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 3:08 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Growing demand for Ombudsman’s services, report shows 15 October 2015 Growing demand for Ombudsman's services More >>

Chief Ombudsman’s statement on High Court TPPA Decision

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 5:05 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The High Court’s decision released today requiring the Minister of Trade to reconsider his decision relating to Professor Jane Kelsey’s request for information about the TPPA relates only to the decision making process followed by the Minister. More >>

New opinion – Information Regarding Treaty Negotiations

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 9:52 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has released her opinion on a complaint about the withholding of information relating to Whanganui River Iwi Treaty of Waitangi negotiations. While some information was released during the investigation because of progress in the ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman launches major review of OIA practices

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 12:56 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today begun a wide ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in the public sector. More >>

New Ombudsman opinion

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:47 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has published his opinion on a complaint concerning the Police refusal to release information about a charging decision. More >>

New Ombudsman opinion - Horowhenua District Council

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:11 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has released her opinion on a complaint about the manner in which the Horowhenua District Council investigated a councillor's alleged code of conduct breaches. Dame Beverley Wakem found that the Mayor and Deputy Mayor unreasonably ... More >>

New Ombudsman opinion

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:49 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has released his opinion on a complaint about the NZ Fire Service’s decision to refuse a request for the NZ Localities dataset, unless the requester signed a licence agreement governing use of the dataset. More >>

 

 

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