Open government and official information requests
People in New Zealand can request government information (official information), and expect it to be made available, unless there is a good reason to withhold it. See our proactively released information, how to make an official information request, how we collect and use the information we gather, our gender pay gap action plan, information on our chief executive’s expenses, and guidelines on consultations and social media use.
Proactively released information
As part of our commitment to open and transparent government, we proactively release information and documents which are of interest to the public.
See proactively released information
Make an official information request
See how to make an official information request, and other useful information related to the process.
See more information on making an official information request
Our transparency statement explains how we collect, use and share information gathered about individuals or entities (directly or indirectly) associated with regulatory compliance, law enforcement and security functions.
See our transparency statement
Engaging with us on social media
See how to engage with us on social media
Chief Executive expenses
We disclose our Chief Executive’s expenses, gifts and hospitality as part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, and in line with State Services Commission requirements.
See our Chief Executive's expenses
Pay gap action plan
Eliminating pay gaps is a priority for the Government, public service chief executives and State sector leaders. The action plan sets out actions and targets that will help close the gender pay gap in the public service.
From time to time we seek public comment on a specific issue through a formal consultation process.