New Zealand

Name of law: Official Information Act First adopted: 1982 Last modified: 2020-04 RTI Rating last updated: n/a


Comments: New Zealand's access regime is one that, according to our information, functions better in practice than its legal framework would suggest. The law's major problems include its limited scope (it does not apply to the legislature, the courts, or some bodies within the executive) and the fact that it allows information to be classified by other laws.