Official Information Act (OIA)

What is Official Information?

The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) is designed to make government activities more open and transparent to the public.  It has two very important roles:

  • to make official information more freely available to the public; and
  • it protects official information to the extent consistent with the public interest.

More information about how the OIA operates can be found on the Office of the Ombudsman website.

Making an OIA request

If you wish to make a request for information please contact:


Or by mail to:

Chief Executive Officer
Hawke’s Bay Disitrict Health Board
Private Bag 9014
Hastings 4156

We will respond to you as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request was received.  All requests are acknowledged and given a unique receipt number.