Information releases

This section is where the Ministry of Health publishes information considered to be of interest to the public. We aim to be open and transparent by making information more readily available to the public. This includes our responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests and general information.

Responses to OIA requests

The Ministry makes OIA responses available where the information is considered to be of public interest, and where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

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Making an OIA request

Find out about how to make an OIA request. You can make a request via the online tool, or alternatively you can email the OIA Services team.

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General information releases

Where there is a high degree of public interest in certain topics, the Ministry may publish related information. The aim is to increase public access to the work we do.

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Release of Ministerial decision-making documents

We proactively release reports to the Minister of Health and Cabinet that contain decision-making documents.

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Regulatory impact statements

We publish the regulatory impact statements that accompany policy proposals submitted to Cabinet.

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Advice provided to Ministers

We proactively release a list of material the Ministers have received from the Ministry of Health as part of our commitment to openness and transparency.

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Please refer to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website for copies of papers, minutes, and key advice for the decisions the Government has made relating to COVID-19.

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