Last week I wrote about FixMyStreet.org.nz A place where you can inform the council and other bodies about local issues that need fixing such as rubbish, graffitti, broken paths, pot holes etc.
This week I want to introduce For Your Information – fyi.org.nz a website that lets you make requests under the Official Information Act.
What is Official Information?
Official Information is any information held by the Government, including:
- Ministers of the Crown in their official capacity;
- Government departments and organisations;
- Local authorities, territorial and regional councils and community boards;
- State-owned enterprises;
- Educational institutions, including Boards of Trustees;
- Public hospitals.
You can read more about the Official Information Act (OIA) and how to make requests at this government web page: Official Information: Your Right To Know.