Directory of NZ Government Proactive Information Releases

The Public Service Commission Te Kawa Mataaho collects the locations of webpages where government agencies publish their responses to Official Information Act requests, and where they publish Cabinet papers as required by Cabinet Office Circular 18(4). It stores this information in a spreadsheet that it periodically updates.

This page takes the information collated by the Commission and re-publishes it in a more useable form. It’s split into two tables:

I’ve also added links to the pages where the agency tells people how to make OIA requests to it. The right-most columns links to the agency’s page on the independent FYI.org.nz website, where you can make OIA requests that you’re happy for other people to read, and share the responses received.

The information below is taken from the June 2021 edition of the spreadsheet, and corrected where necessary. It is up to date, as of 4 March 2022. If you find any of the links are out of date or incorrect, please let me know.

For information about what information each agency holds, see the government’s Directory of Official Information.


Agencies that produce Cabinet papers

(This includes: Public Service Departments, Non-Public Service Departments and some Public Service Departmental Agencies)

AgencyAcronymCabinet PapersInfo on making requestsOIA ResponsesFYI page
Accident Compensation CorporationACCACC Cabinet papersACC info on making requestsACC OIA responsesACC page on FYI
Cancer Control AgencyCCACCA Cabinet papers (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)CCA info on making requestsCCA OIA responses (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)CCA page on FYI (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
Crown LawCLOCLO Cabinet papersNone, except an email addressCLO OIA responsesCLO page on FYI
Department of ConservationDoCDoC Cabinet papersDoC info on making requestsDoC OIA responsesDoC page on FYI
Department of CorrectionsCorCor Cabinet papersCor info on making requestsCor OIA responsesCor page on FYI
Department of Internal AffairsDIADIA Cabinet papersDIA info on making requestsDIA OIA responsesDIA page on FYI
Department of Prime Minister and CabinetDPMCDPMC Cabinet papers – filter by business unit = ‘Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’ and publication type = ‘Cabinet paper’DPMC info on making requestsDPMC OIA responses – filter by business unit = ‘Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’ and publication type = ‘Response to official information request’DPMC page on FYI
Education Review OfficeEROERO Cabinet papers are mixed in with other briefing reportsERO info on making requestsERO OIA responsesERO page on FYI
Government Communications Security BureauGCSBGCSB Cabinet papersGCSB info on making requestsGCSB OIA responses (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)GCSB page on FYI
Inland Revenue DepartmentIRDIRD Cabinet papersIRD info on making requestsIRD OIA responsesIRD page on FYI
Land Information New ZealandLINZLINZ Cabinet papersLINZ info on making requestsLINZ OIA responsesLINZ page on FYI
Ministry for Culture and HeritageMCHMCH Cabinet papersMCH info on making requestsMCH OIA responsesMCH page on FYI
Ministry for Ethnic CommunitiesMECMEC Cabinet papers (Some also on the DIA website)MEC info on making requestsMEC OIA responses (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)MEC page on FYI
Ministry for Pacific PeoplesMPPMPP Cabinet papersMPP info on making requestsMPP OIA responsesMPP page on FYI
Ministry for Primary IndustriesMPIMPI Cabinet papersMPI info on making requestsMPI OIA responsesMPI page on FYI
Ministry for the EnvironmentMfEMfE Cabinet papersMfE info on making requestsMfE OIA responsesMfE page on FYI
Ministry for WomenMfWMfW Cabinet papersMfW info on making requestsMfW OIA responsesMfW page on FYI
Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentMBIEMBIE Cabinet papersMBIE info on making requestsMBIE OIA responsesMBIE page on FYI
Ministry of DefenceMoDMoD Cabinet papersMoD info on making requestsMoD OIA responsesMoD page on FYI
Ministry of EducationMoEMoE Cabinet papersMoE info on making requestsMoE OIA responsesMoE page on FYI
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeMFATMFAT Cabinet papersMFAT info on making requestsMFAT OIA responsesMFAT page on FYI
Ministry of HealthMoHMoH Cabinet papers
Papers relating to Covid-19 response
MoH info on making requestsMoH OIA responsesMoH page on FYI
Ministry of Housing and Urban DevelopmentMHUDMHUD Cabinet papersMHUD info on making requestsMHUD OIA responsesMHUD page on FYI
Ministry of JusticeMoJMoJ Cabinet papersMoJ info on making requestsMoJ OIA responsesMoJ page on FYI
Ministry of Māori Development – Te Puni KokiriTPKTPK Cabinet papersTPK info on making requestsTPK OIA responsesTPK page on FYI
Ministry of Social DevelopmentMSDMSD Cabinet papersMSD info on making requestsMSD OIA responsesMSD page on FYI
Ministry of TransportMoTMoT Cabinet papersMoT info on making requestsMoT OIA responsesMoT page on FYI
National Emergency Management AgencyNEMANEMA Cabinet papers
– filter by business unit = ‘National Emergency Management Agency’ and publication type = ‘Cabinet paper’
NEMA info on making requestsNEMA OIA responses
– filter by business unit = ‘National Emergency Management Agency’ and publication type = ‘Response to official information request’
NEMA page on FYI
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
New Zealand Customs ServiceCusCustoms Cabinet papersCustoms info on making requestsCustoms general OIA responses
Customs media OIA responses
Customs Covid-19 OIA responses
Customs Trade data OIA responses
Customs JBMS OIA responses
Customs page on FYI
New Zealand Defence ForceNZDFNZDF Cabinet papersNZDF info on making requestsNZDF OIA responses
(NZDF don’t differentiate between OIA responses and published Cabinet papers.)
NZDF page on FYI
New Zealand PolicePolPolice Cabinet papers – search for ‘Cabinet’Police info on making requestsPolice OIA responses – not separated from other publicationsPolice page on FYI
New Zealand Security Intelligence ServiceNZSISNZSIS Cabinet papersNZSIS info on making requestsNZSIS OIA responses
(None published as of 4/3/2022)
NZSIS page on FYI
Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te ArawhitiTATA Cabinet papersTA info on making requests (None published as of 4/3/2022)TA OIA responses (None published as of 4/3/2022)TA page on FYI (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for ChildrenOTOT Cabinet papersOT info on making requestsOT OIA responsesOT page on FYI
Public Service Commission – Te Kawa MataahoTKMTKM Cabinet papers (TKM don’t separate these from other proactive releases)TKM info on making requestsTKM OIA responsesTKM page on FYI
Serious Fraud OfficeSFOSFO Cabinet papers
(None published as of 4/3/2022)
SFO info on making requestsSFO OIA responses
(None published as of 4/3/2022)
SFO page on FYI
Social Wellbeing AgencySWASWA Cabinet papersSWA info on making requestsSWA OIA responsesSWA page on FYI (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
Statistics New Zealand – Stats NZSNZSNZ Cabinet papersSNZ info on making requestsSNZ OIA responsesSNZ page on FYI
Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa — Pike River Recovery AgencyPRRAPRRA Cabinet papers (Separate search is needed for Cabinet minutes)PRRA info on making requestsPRRA OIA responsesPRRA page on FYI
The TreasuryTsyTsy Cabinet papersTsy info on making requestsTsy OIA responsesTsy page on FYI

Agencies that don’t produce Cabinet papers

(This includes Crown Agents, Autonomous Crown Entities, Independent Crown Entities and District Health Boards.)

Agency nameAcronymBoard papersInfo on making requestsOIA responsesFYI page
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Creative NZACNZ‘Post-meeting summaries’ACNZ info on making requestsACNZ OIA responsesACNZ page on FYI
Auckland District Health BoardAuDHBAuDHB agenda and minutesAuDHB info on making requestsAuDHB OIA responsesAuDHB page on FYI
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardBoPDHBBoPDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)BoPDHB info on making requestsBoPDHB OIA responsesBoPDHB page on FYI
Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air)BrCBrC agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)BrC info on making requestsBrC OIA responsesBrC page on FYI
Broadcasting Standards AuthorityBSABSA agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)BSA info on making requestsBSA OIA responsesBSA page on FYI
Canterbury District Health BoardCaDHBCaDHB agenda and minutesCaDHB info on making requestsCaDHB OIA responsesCaDHB page on FYI
Climate Change CommissionCCCCCC minutesCCC info on making requests (None published as of 4/3/2022)CCC OIA responsesCCC page on FYI
Commerce CommissionCoCCoC agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)CoC info on making requestsCoC OIA responsesCoC page on FYI
Counties Manukau District Health BoardCMDHBCMDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)CMDHB info on making requestsCMDHB OIA responsesCMDHB page on FYI
Criminal Cases Review CommissionCCRCCCRC agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)CCRC info on making requestsCCRC OIA responsesCCRC page on FYI
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
Earthquake CommissionEQCEQC minutes (agenda not published)EQC info on making requestsEQC OIA responses
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
EQC page on FYI
Education New ZealandENZENZ agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)ENZ info on making requestsENZ OIA responses (scroll down past info on making requests)ENZ page on FYI
Electricity AuthorityELAELA agenda and minutes (No papers published as of 4/3/2022. Meeting dates published.)ELA info on making requestsELA OIA responses – separate pages for each year: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017ELA page on FYI
Environmental Protection AuthorityEPAEPA agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)EPA info on making requestsEPA OIA responsesEPA page on FYI
Financial Markets AuthorityFMAFMA agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)FMA info on making requests
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
FMA OIA responses
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
FMA page on FYI
Guardians of New Zealand SuperannuationGNZSGNZS agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)GNZS info on making requests (None as of 4/3/2022 except internal policy [PDF])GNZS OIA responsesGNZS page on FYI
Hawke’s Bay District Health BoardHBDHBHBDHB agenda and minutesHBDHB info on making requestsHBDHB OIA responsesHBDHB page on FYI
Health Quality and Safety CommissionHQSCHQSC minutesHQSC info on making requestsHQSC OIA responsesHQSC page on FYI
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere TaongaHNZPTHNZPT agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)HNZPT info on making requestsHNZPT OIA responsesHNZPT page on FYI
Kāinga Ora – Homes and CommunitiesKaOrKaOr agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)KaOr info on making requestsKaOr OIA responsesKaOr page on FYI
Lakes District Health BoardLaDHBLaDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)None, except an email addressLaDHB OIA responsesLaDHB page on FYI
Maritime New ZealandMNZMNZ agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)MNZ info on making requestsMNZ OIA responsesMNZ page on FYI
Mental Health and Wellbeing CommissionMHWCMHWC agenda and minutesMHWC info on making requestsMHWC OIA responsesMHWC page on FYI
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
MidCentral District Health BoardMCDHBMCDHB agenda and minutesMCDHB info on making requestsMCDHB OIA responsesMCDHB page on FYI
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa BoardTPBTPB minutesNone, except an email addressTPB OIA responsesTPB page on FYI
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardNMDHBNMDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)NMDHB info on making requestsNMDHB OIA responsesNMDHB page on FYI
New Zealand Qualifications AuthorityNZQANZQA agenda and minutes (None published as of 4/3/2022)NZQA info on making requestsNZQA OIA responsesNZQA page on FYI
Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport AgencyNZTANZTA minutesNZTA info on making requestsNZTA OIA responses to media requests and non-media requestsNZTA page on FYI
New Zealand Walking Access CommissionNZWACNZWAC minutesNZWAC info on making requests (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)NZWAC OIA responsesNZWAC page on FYI
Northland District Health BoardNoDHBNoDHB agenda and minutesNoDHB info on making requestsNoDHB OIA responsesNoDHB page on FYI
Office of Film and Literature ClassificationOFLCNot applicable (Board is the Chief Censor and Deputy)OFLC info on making requestsOFLC OIA responsesOFLC page on FYI
Pharmaceutical Management Agency, PHARMACPMAPMA minutesPMA info on making requestsPMA OIA responsesPMA page on FYI
Privacy CommissionerPrCNot applicable (Privacy Commissioner is the board)None, except an email addressPrC OIA responses
(Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)
PrC page on FYI
Retirement Commissioner, Commission for Financial CapabilityReCNot applicable (Retirement Commissioner is the board)ReC info on making requestsReC OIA responsesReC page on FYI
Southern District Health BoardSDDHBSDDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)SDDHB info on making requestsSDDHB OIA responsesSDDHB page on FYI
Sport and Recreation New Zealand, Sport New ZealandSRNZSRNZ agenda and minutes (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)SRNZ info on making requests (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)SRNZ OIA responsesSRNZ page on FYI
Tairāwhiti District Health Board | Hauora TairāwhitiTwDHBTwDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)None, except an email addressTwDHB OIA responses (2022) and previous yearsTwDHB page on FYI
Taranaki District Health BoardTaDHBTaDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)TaDHB info on making requestsTaDHB OIA responses (scroll down past info on making requests)TaDHB page on FYI
Tertiary Education CommissionTECTEC agenda and minutes (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022)TEC info on making requestsTEC OIA responsesTEC page on FYI
Transport Accident Investigation CommissionTAICTAIC agenda and minutes (Does not exist as of 4/3/2022TAIC info on making requestsTAIC OIA responsesTAIC page on FYI
Waikato District Health BoardWkDHBWkDHB agenda and minutes (Board currently replaced by Commissioners who meet in secret. Previous agenda and minutes.)WkDHB info on making requestsWkDHB OIA responsesWkDHB page on FYI
Wairarapa District Health BoardWrDHBWrDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)WrDHB info on making requestsWrDHB OIA responsesWrDHB page on FYI
Waitemata District Health BoardWmDHBWmDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)None, except an email addressWmDHB OIA responsesWmDHB page on FYI
West Coast District Health BoardWCDHBWCDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)WCDHB info on making requestsWCDHB OIA responsesWCDHB page on FYI
Whanganui District Health BoardWhDHBWhDHB agenda and minutes (NB minutes of the previous meeting included in agenda for next meeting)WhDHB info on making requestsWhDHB OIA responsesWhDHB page on FYI

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