13 December 2017

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. 

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service 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.

Official Information Act 1982

If you would like to make an OIA request to Te Kawa Mataaho, we provide guidance to help you do that.

Official Information Act Requests