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Chief Ombudsman Calls For Changes To Oranga Tamariki 'On Scale Rarely Required’

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 7:28 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is calling on the Government to make changes to Oranga Tamariki on a scale rarely required of a government agency. "I am making this call because I regret to say I cannot yet provide reassurance that Oranga Tamariki’s ... More >>

Corruption Perception Results: NZ Must Be More Open, Chief Ombudsman

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 8:56 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says New Zealand must be even more open and direct if it is to improve its ranking as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. The just-released 2023 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index shows ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Publishes Extreme Weather Insights And Observations Report

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 5:39 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says there is still work to do to make sure the country has a resilient and robust emergency management system as extreme weather increases in frequency and severity. Peter Boshier has just published an ‘insights and observations’ ... More >>

CAA’s Decision-making On New Zealand Sign Language In Airline Safety Briefing Videos Unreasonable

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:16 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has found that the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision-making processes were unreasonable when it decided not to amend the rules to include New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) in airline safety briefing videos. Peter Boshier began ... More >>

Trust And Demand For Ombudsman’s Services Higher Than Ever

Friday, 20 October 2023, 2:12 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Demand for the Chief Ombudsman to provide a ‘trusted check’ on the actions and decisions of the Government is higher than ever. Peter Boshier has today published his 2022/2023 Annual Report which reflects the fact that more and more people are ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Considers RNZ Should Release Full Transcript Of Kiri Allan Speech

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 2:28 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says Radio New Zealand should release a full transcript of the speech former Minister Kiri Allan made at her then partner Māni Dunlop’s farewell event. Mr Boshier began an investigation under the Official Information Act (OIA) ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Publishes OIA And LGOIMA Complaints Information January 2023 - June 2023

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 11:18 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his half-yearly data on Official Information Act (OIA) and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) complaints. The data covers the number of complaints received under each ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Upholds Text Message Decision

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 2:27 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has upheld a decision by the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment to withhold a text message about Cabinet Minister Kiri Allan. Mr Boshier has just published his Final Opinion after receiving a complaint ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Calls For Urgent Reset At Corrections

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 1:59 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman is calling on the Department of Corrections to urgently fix a series of workplace culture and leadership issues that are preventing it from achieving lasting change. Peter Boshier has released a new report, Kia Whaitake | Making a ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Releases Findings On Nash Emails

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 10:36 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has found former Minister Stuart Nash was wrong in refusing to release the majority of his email correspondence with political donors requested under the Official Information Act. Mr Boshier has published his findings today after ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Visits Auckland As Extreme Weather Events Engagement Tour Continues

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 1:50 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is visiting Auckland this week as he continues a series of targeted engagements in some of the regions hit hardest by recent extreme weather events. Mr Boshier began his programme in Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay where ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman To Visit North Island Communities Affected By Extreme Weather Events

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 2:14 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is leading a series of targeted engagements in some of the regions hit hardest by New Zealand’s biggest and most widespread series of extreme weather events in recent history. Mr Boshier is starting his programme ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier Reopens Nash Investigation

Friday, 31 March 2023, 2:52 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he has reopened his investigation into an Official Information Act complaint about a decision by former Minister Stuart Nash. "The original enquiry was discontinued in May last year in discussion with the ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Recommends MBIE Apologises To MIQ Seafarers

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 7:23 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is recommending that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment apologises to two seafarers over the advice it gave the COVID-19 Response Minister during the pandemic. "In my view, common sense, consideration of the ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Recommends MBIE Apologises To MIQ Seafarers

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 5:32 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is recommending that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment apologises to two seafarers over the advice it gave the COVID-19 Response Minister during the pandemic. "In my view, common sense, consideration of the ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Concludes Investigation Into Council Decisions Over National Erebus Memorial

Monday, 20 March 2023, 2:19 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has completed his investigation into complaints about Auckland Council’s role in the National Erebus Memorial project. The complaints relate to the council’s approval and consents process for the memorial site in ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Publishes OIA And LGOIMA Complaints Information July - Dec 2022

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 11:26 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his half-yearly data on Official Information Act (OIA) and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) complaints. The data covers the number of complaints received under each ... More >>

MBIE Acted 'unreasonably' Over Managed Isolation Allocation System - Chief Ombudsman

Monday, 12 December 2022, 11:06 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s advice to government ministers on the Managed Isolation Allocation System did not adequately take into account the very real impact it would have on people’s lives. ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Launches Fresh Investigation Into OIA Delays

Monday, 5 December 2022, 1:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a new investigation into claims agencies are frustratingly slow in responding to requests for information. Mr Boshier says 40 years ago this month Parliament passed the Official Information Act into law. ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Publishes 2021-2022 Annual Report

Friday, 21 October 2022, 10:10 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published the 2021-2022 Annual Report of the Ombudsman today. "The past year has been an extremely busy one. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to create new challenges and Aotearoa New Zealand is grappling with ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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