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Official information requests

Request for official information (LGOIMA) and private information

You can make a request for official information under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA).

You can also request certain information relating to yourself under the Privacy Act 1993 .

We aim to respond to LGOIMA requests within 20 working days. We don’t charge for requests under LGOIMA or the Privacy Act unless they will take a considerable amount of staff time or are repeat requests. We will advise you if this is the case.

Legal service fees

Send your official information request in writing to:

  • By post - Legal Department, Tauranga City Council, Private Bag 12022, Tauranga 3143
  • By email: info@tauranga.govt.nz

If you have any questions, contact democracy.services@tauranga.govt.nz.

View LGOIMA responses

LGOIMA practice and compliance report – February 2021

On 3 February 2021 the Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, published his latest four reports into Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) practice and compliance at local authorities. We were one of the four councils reviewed.

In his review, the Ombudsman recognised that Tauranga City Council takes a proactive approach to its LGOIMA responsibilities and practices, and that the amount of LGOIMA data that is collected and reported is impressive. The report identified a number of practices that are going well, and suggested 37 actions that represent opportunities for improvement.

We welcome the review as it has helped us to refine and improve our LGOIMA practice. Many of the suggested actions for improvement are already well underway or complete.

You can view the full report and suggested actions on the Ombudsman website.

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