The Chief Ombudsman recently commenced a self-initiated investigation into Local Government Official Information Meetings Act (LGOIMA) policies and practices within the Christchurch City Council.

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier, has commenced the next self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector. These investigations aim to establish whether the agencies have the leadership, culture, organisational systems, policies and procedures in place to support good official information practices to achieve the purposes of the official information legislation relevant to their organisation.

The agencies selected for investigation are the Treasury, Christchurch City Council, and Horowhenua District Council. The investigations follow those into the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Ministry for the Environment, the Department of Conservation and Land Information New Zealand. Reports on these investigations were released on 27 September 2018.

If you have recently made a LGOIMA request to us (i.e. within the past 6 to 12 months) or actively follow Council meetings then the Chief Ombudsman would appreciate your feedback on your experience via this survey.

This survey will be open until 16 November 2018.