8 June 2015
Mr Paul Lynch
[FYI request #2785 email]
Dear Mr Lynch
Thank you for your email dated Friday 29 May 2015 requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982 (Act): Is it possible for you to provide me with the most recent suicide statistics please?
I am transferring your request to the Ministry of Health under section 14 of the Act as they
hold more recent statistics on suicide than Statistics NZ.
I have advised the Ministry of Health that Statistics NZ has transferred your request. The
Ministry of Health will respond to your request under the provisions of the Act.
You have the right, by way of complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman under section 28(3)
of the Act, to seek an investigation and review of this response to your request.
Bridget Hamilton Seymour Director of the Office of the Government Statistician and Chief Executive