Official Information Act (OIA) Articles

Official Information Act: Current review

6 May 2019

Liz Brown

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for

New Zealand’s National Integrity System

Need for reform?

The Minister of Justice, Hon. Andrew Little, recently sought engagement of experts and practitioners familiar with the Official Information Act (OIA) 1982.  This wasn’t a full review, but an opportunity to comment on whether a formal review was needed. 

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Reporting on OIA requests and OIA complaints

5 April 2019

Julie Haggie


From the Office of the Ombudsman

Every six months the Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, publishes data on OIA complaints received by the Ombudsman against Ministers and agencies.

The latest Official Information Act data shows a 34% rise in complaints received by his office since the data was first published two-and-a-half years ago.

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