The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) helps New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and anyone in New Zealand to access information held by governments and government agencies.
We recommend reading the Ombudsman's advice for requesters.
Making official information requests: a guide for requesters(external link)
The Public Service Commission has guidance about OIA requests.
You may be asked to pay a charge depending on the amount of time it takes us to supply you with the information. Read the Ministry of Justice's guidelines to see when we may charge.
Guidelines on charging for OIA requests (external link)