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Your Right to Know

Everyone in New Zealand has the right to access information held by public bodies. By law, they have to respond.

How it works

You have the right to request information from most publicly-funded bodies, and get answers. FYI helps you make a request for Official Information. It also publishes all requests online.

  1. Use this site to make your request for information – we'll show you how.

  2. We'll drop you an email as soon as your request gets a response.

  3. We publish it all online. Great! Now you have your answer, and everybody else can access it too.

Who can I request information from?

FYI covers requests to 3,172 authorities, including:

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What information has been released?

FYI users have made 26,872 requests, including:

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