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What is the Official Information Act (OIA)?

The Official Information Act 1982 allows New Zealanders to have access to official information held by governments and government agencies. This promotes openness and transparency and enables New Zealanders to participate in government.

Making an OIA request

See our web page on open government and official information releases or email Ministerial Services at: [email protected]

How to make a complaint

If you are unhappy with the response to your OIA request, or believe that we have breached the OIA, then you have the right to contact the Ombudsman.

Office of the Ombudsman