Official Information Act (OIA) requests
The Official Information Act 1982 gives New Zealanders the right to request official information held by public agencies.
The Office of the Ombudsman has guidelines available for making an OIA request:
How to make a request
You can make a request by phone, email, in writing or in person. Refer to our contact details below to choose how you wish to submit your request.
New Zealand (toll free):
0508 22 55 22
Calling from outside New Zealand:
+64 4 473 0111
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+64 4 494 1263
1 Grey Street,
PO Box 25620,
Please include your contact details and specific details of the information you are requesting.
It is helpful to include the phrase “official information request” in the subject line or body of your request to us.