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Ombudsman releases follow-up prison inspection reports

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:47 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released follow-up inspection reports of Arohata, Manawatu and Rolleston Prisons, noting that more than half the original recommendations had been fully or partly achieved. More >>

PrivacyLive: your right to know

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:35 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

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 >>

Joint work to improve OIA responsiveness

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:38 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The State Services Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman will work together to help State sector agencies improve how they are responding to Official Information Act requests, State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes and Chief Ombudsman Judge ... More >>

Ombudsman investigation into school closure closures

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 12:26 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today commenced an investigation into the way in which the Ministry of Education conducts consultation on school closures and mergers. More >>

Ombudsman concerned partnership school transparency

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 1:04 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Chief Ombudsman’s submission to the Science and Education Select Committee on proposal in the Education Amendment Bill that " The Ombudsmen Act 1975 and Official Information Act 1982 do not apply to a sponsor of a partnership school kura hourua" ... More >>

Govt Transparency A Necessity Not A Luxury, Ombudsmen Told

Friday, 16 November 2012, 10:21 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

Media release November 16, 2012 Government Transparency A Necessity Not A Luxury, Ombudsmen Told A Canadian law professor says governments are using the current austerity as an excuse to limit openness and transparency. Professor Alasdair Roberts, Professor ... More >>

Ombudsmen face new challenges in ensuring fair treatment

Monday, 12 November 2012, 10:19 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

Media release November 12, 2012 Ombudsmen face new challenges in ensuring fair treatment Natural disaster, public service cuts and private provision of public services are among the issues under scrutiny by Ombudsmen at this week’s World Conference in ... More >>

EQC Under Scrutiny From Ombudsman

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 2:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

Date: September 27, 2012 The Office of the Ombudsman says it is keeping a watching brief on the Earthquake Commission after complaints against the organisation increased steeply this year. More >>

Ombudsman’s Office Workload Doubles

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 2:46 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

Ombudsman’s Office Workload Doubles Date: September 27, 2012 The Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem says the Office of the Ombudsman continues to be under acute pressure as it grapples with an increasing number of complaints. More >>

Prison health services model unsustainable

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 2:31 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

Taxpayers would get better value and prisoners a better level of healthcare if prison health services were delivered by a health agency rather than the Department of Corrections. More >>

Ombudsmen want compulsory anti-bullying programmes in school

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 2:45 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Ombudsmen’s Office is calling for anti-bullying programmes to be mandatory in all schools in the wake of its investigation into serious assaults at Hutt Valley High School. And the Office also wants to see victims gaining a voice in school disciplinary ... More >>

Ombudsman elected president of international body

Monday, 1 November 2010, 11:14 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, Beverley Wakem, has been elected president of the International Ombudsman Institute at a meeting of its board of directors in Bermuda. More >>

Complaints about official information delays fall

Friday, 15 October 2010, 1:58 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Office of the Ombudsmen says there has been a significant reduction in complaints about delays in processing OIA requests. More >>

Annual Report for the Office of the Ombudsmen 08/9

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 4:09 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

Ombudsmen are independent Officers of Parliament appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives. Their purpose is to provide Parliament and the New Zealand public with an impartial, independent check that the ... More >>

Students w behavioural difficulties need support

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 10:14 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Office of the Ombudsmen says more consistent support needs to be available for students with behavioural difficulties in mainstream schools. More >>

Lack of mental health services - prisons risk

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 10:13 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

A lack of inpatient facilities enabling appropriate mental health treatment is placing prisoners and staff at risk and may be contributing to prison suicides, the Office of the Ombudsmen says. More >>

Some public servants play games with OIA requests

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 10:12 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Office of the Ombudsmen is concerned some parts of the public service have been deliberately delaying responses to Official Information requests. More >>

Death of Chief Ombudsman, John Belgrave

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 3:22 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Office of the Ombudsman notes with sadness the passing of the Chief Ombudsman, John Belgrave DCNZM. More >>

International Conference of Information Commission

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 1:50 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

More than 180 delegates from around the world will be gathering at a conference in Wellington from 26 – 29 November to discuss the opportunities and challenges today’s world presents for freedom of information. More >>

Official Information complaints rise

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 3:56 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The Office of the Ombudsmen has reported that the number of complaints under the Official Information Act increased by more than six percent to 812 in the last year. More >>

 

 

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