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Statement on Feral Goat Taser Footage Release

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 4:32 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

"I welcome the decision by the Police to release the footage without me having to make a formal recommendation to do so. More >>

Chief Ombudsman releases opinion on Council complaint

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:37 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has asked Auckland Council to apologise to Radio New Zealand over the way the Council dealt with a request for official information. More >>

Ombudsman welcomes Chch City Council information release

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:45 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has welcomed today’s decision by the Christchurch City Council to release the information regarding the cost of the digital touch-wall in its new library. More >>

Investigation begins into Auckland stadium complaints

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is to conduct a formal investigation into two complaints from Auckland Councillors about the release of the central city stadium reports. More >>

Operation Burnham: Final Opinion released

Monday, 9 April 2018, 11:37 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his Final Opinion on five complaints concerning the New Zealand Defence Force’s withholding of information related to Operation Burnham in Afghanistan in 2010. More >>

Ombudsman seeking better OIA practices

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:03 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector. More >>

Follow-up inspection report into Christchurch Women’s Prison

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 2:20 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his report into a follow-up inspection of Christchurch Women’s Prison, noting that five of seven original recommendations have been fully or partially achieved. More >>

Ombudsman extremely disappointed by double-bunking decision

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 2:49 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he’s extremely disappointed that double-bunking is going ahead at Arohata Upper Prison in Rimutaka, a satellite site of Arohata Women’s Prison. More >>

Chief Ombudsman: opinion on second seclusion complaint

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:14 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman releases opinion on second seclusion complaint Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has today released his Final Opinion on the complaint about seclusion of a child with autism at Miramar Central School, saying the school had acted unreasonably ... More >>

Final Opinion on coalition negotiation document

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:36 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has confirmed the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is entitled to refuse requests for a document relating to coalition negotiations. More >>

Council to remain in the spotlight over email blocking

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:35 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says his preliminary enquiries into Horowhenua District Council’s email blocking practices have raised a number of questions about local authority transparency and accountability. More >>

Chief Ombudsman's Coalition Document Investigation Ongoing

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:16 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier’s inquiry is continuing into Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to refuse Official Information Act requests for a coalition negotiation document. More >>

Chief Ombudsman issues opinion on seclusion complaint

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his Final Opinion on the seclusion of an autistic child at Ruru Specialist School, saying the child and his family were let down by the school and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ombudsman more relevant, higher impact than ever

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:02 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released the Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2016/17, saying it shows his Office is having a greater impact in more areas and on more lives so that people are treated fairly in New Zealand. More >>

PrivacyLive: your right to know

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

A lively panel discussion on Right to Know Day – this Thursday 28 September -- will highlight New Zealanders’ legal rights to access government information and personal information about themselves. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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