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Office of the Ombudsman

Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata


  • handle complaints and investigates the administrative conduct of state sector agencies, including in relation to official information requests (OIAs)
  • examine and monitor the treatment of people in places of detention eg in prisons, immigration detention facilities, and secure care in hospitals
  • monitor how NZ is promoting and protecting all persons with disabilities under the UN Disabilities Convention
  • provide advice to people who want to report serious wrongdoing in their workplace eg unlawful, or corrupt behaviour (whistle-blowers)
  • encourage good administration in government by giving feedback and training to agencies.



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