New Zealand Law Society - Four LGOIMA investigations by Ombudsman underway

Four LGOIMA investigations by Ombudsman underway

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he has commenced four new self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector.

The agencies involved are the the Far North District Council, Auckland Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the Tasman District Council.

The investigations aim to establish whether the agencies have good practices when dealing with Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act requests.

The Office of the Ombudsman says it would like public feedback, and there is a survey for people who requested information from one of the four agencies within the last 6 to 12 months. The surveys are open until 28 January 2019.

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