Official Information

Last updated: 13 December 2017

Official Information Guidance.

Being open and transparent supports New Zealanders’ trust and confidence in their government agencies. When New Zealanders ask for information, government agencies need to be responsive. 

The State Services Commission has a lead role in providing advice and assistance to agencies on the management of official information and is committed to improving agency practices in this area through a major work programme that was established in late 2016.

We are looking to chief executives of all agencies covered by the Official Information Act (1982) to drive the changes needed in their organisations to improve compliance with the letter and spirit of the Act.

If you are looking for information on how to make an OIA request to the State Services Commission, please refer to Official Information Act Requests.

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