Responses to Official Information Act requests

The Ministry makes Official Information Act (OIA) responses available where the information is considered to be of public interest, and where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals. The names and contact details of requestors are removed before publication.

To find out more about making an OIA request, visit OIA requests, where you can make a request via the online tool. Alternatively you can email the OIA Services team.

Documents are usually available in Adobe PDF format only.

2020 requests View by year:
Publication date Response date Details of the request Download
22 December 2020 15 December 2020 Various requests for evidence in respect of COVID-19 and face masks H202008732 15 Dec 2020 (pdf, 209 KB)
15 December 2020 15 December 2020 COVID-19 vaccine trial H202008781 15 Dec 2020 (pdf, 126 KB)
15 December 2020 11 December 2020 Medicinal cannabis product approvals H202008348 11 Dec 2020 (pdf, 1023 KB)
14 December 2020 09 December 2020 Questions related to COVID-19, children's vaccines, and 1080 H202008418 9 Dec 2020 (pdf, 249 KB)
09 December 2020 07 December 2020 Identification of SARS-CoV-2 H202008173 7 Dec 2020 (pdf, 2.2 MB)
09 December 2020 25 September 2020 Treatments for COVID-19 H202007066 25 Sept 2020 (pdf, 328 KB)
04 December 2020 27 November 2020 COVID-19 saliva tests H202007500 27 Nov 2020 (pdf, 1.3 MB)
04 December 2020 21 October 2020 Face mask use and safety H202006341 21 September 2020 (pdf, 306 KB)
04 December 2020 20 October 2020 Reports concerning efficacy of face masks H202006250 20 Oct 2020 (pdf, 2.9 MB)
02 December 2020 02 December 2020 SARS-CoV-2 electron micrograph and peer reviewed paper H202008092 2 Dec 2020 (pdf, 2.9 MB)
02 December 2020 26 November 2020 Evidence related to SARS-CoV-2 H202008098 26 Nov 2020 (pdf, 188 KB)
26 November 2020 28 October 2020 Information regarding the CovidCard H202007539 28 Oct 2020 (pdf, 317 KB)
19 November 2020 18 November 2020 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) H202007836 18 Nov 2020 (pdf, 1.1 MB)
19 November 2020 13 October 2020 COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction H202007527 13 Oct 2020 (pdf, 114 KB)
19 November 2020 20 August 2020 Smoking and vaping statistics and advice H202005390 20 Aug 2020 (pdf, 8.7 MB)
18 November 2020 18 November 2020 SARS-Cov2, COVID-19 and Koch's posulates H202007576 18 Nov 2020 (pdf, 990 KB)
09 November 2020 20 March 2020 Planning documents for construction of Southland Hospital H202000496 20 March 2020 (pdf, 3.7 MB)
09 November 2020 09 March 2020 Ministry funding of district health boards 2009 - 2019 H202000393 9 March 2020 (pdf, 809 KB)
09 November 2020 02 March 2020 Surrogacy applications H202000412 2 March 2020 (pdf, 1.3 MB)
09 November 2020 24 February 2020 Disability support services, disability equipment and travel policy H202000308 24 Feb 2020 (pdf, 735 KB)
09 November 2020 24 February 2020 Eligibility and funding for Disability Support Services H202000318 24 Feb 2020 (pdf, 557 KB)
09 November 2020 24 February 2020 LiLash or RevitaLash products H202000331 24 Feb 2020 (pdf, 467 KB)
09 November 2020 24 February 2020 Medsafe testing of Logem H202000389 24 Feb 2020 (pdf, 618 KB)
09 November 2020 24 February 2020 Policies and regulations regarding human tissue H202000326 24 Feb 2020 (pdf, 1.1 MB)
09 November 2020 21 February 2020 List of standards that medical doctors must comply with H202000328 21 Feb 2020 (pdf, 259 KB)
09 November 2020 20 February 2020 Annual breast cancer diagnoses 2010 to 2018 H202000361 20 Feb 2020 (pdf, 442 KB)
09 November 2020 20 February 2020 Coal boilers in New Zealand Hospitals H202000335 20 Feb 2020 (pdf, 238 KB)
09 November 2020 20 February 2020 Population data for Midland district health boards H202000367 20 Feb 2020 (pdf, 591 KB)
09 November 2020 19 February 2020 Data on eating disorders H202000307 19 Feb 2020 (pdf, 1.2 MB)
09 November 2020 18 February 2020 Members of the National Tobacco Integration Network H202000394 18 Feb 2020 (pdf, 117 KB)
09 November 2020 11 February 2020 T-cell lymphomas registered per year 2000 - 2018 H202000324 11 Feb 2020 (pdf, 754 KB)
06 November 2020 31 March 2020 Briefing to incoming Director-General Briefing to incoming Director-General (pdf, 20.7 MB)
06 November 2020 26 February 2020 Adults with ADHD H202000199 26 Feb 2020 (pdf, 714 KB)
06 November 2020 24 February 2020 National measles outbreak 2019 H202000306 24 Feb 2020 (pdf, 537 KB)
06 November 2020 13 February 2020 Air Ambulance Helicopter Response times for Coromandel Air Ambulance Helicopter Response times for Coromandel (pdf, 367 KB)
06 November 2020 13 February 2020 Amyloidosis H202000044 13 Feb 2020 (pdf, 142 KB)
06 November 2020 13 February 2020 Board and Committee appointments Maori and non-Maori Board and Committee appointments Maori and non-Maori (pdf, 6.9 MB)
06 November 2020 13 February 2020 Budget for promotion of healthy eating and obesity prevention H202000202 13 Feb 2020 (pdf, 281 KB)
06 November 2020 13 February 2020 Drug testing and monitoring of Ministry employees H202000054 13 Feb 2020 (pdf, 228 KB)
06 November 2020 13 February 2020 Public Health countermeasures and compensation Public Health countermeasures and compensation (pdf, 387 KB)
06 November 2020 12 February 2020 Imported medications referred to Medsafe H202000245 12 Feb 2020 (pdf, 1.3 MB)
06 November 2020 12 February 2020 Specific products reported to Medsafe in 2019 Specific products reported to Medsafe in 2019 (pdf, 271 KB)
06 November 2020 11 February 2020 Funding of Very Low Cost Access and Primary Care H202000156 11 Feb 2020 (pdf, 2 MB)
06 November 2020 10 February 2020 Advice on diagnosis of pertussis H202000162 10 Feb 2020 (pdf, 1.7 MB)
06 November 2020 07 February 2020 Policy and procedures for record management and OIA requests Policy and procedures for record management and OIA requests (pdf, 20 MB)
Policy and procedures for record management and OIA requests (pdf, 15.5 MB)
06 November 2020 01 February 2020 Medsafe approved thyroid medications Medsafe approved thyroid medications (pdf, 339 KB)
06 November 2020 31 January 2020 Spend on abortion services 2019 H202000213 31 Jan 2020 (pdf, 302 KB)
06 November 2020 30 January 2020 Audiology practice audits H202000143 30 Jan 2020 (pdf, 126 KB)
06 November 2020 28 January 2020 Cost of caesarean sections 2017 and 2018 Cost of caesarean sections 2017 and 2018 (pdf, 347 KB)
06 November 2020 22 January 2020 DHB sector financial reports 2015 DHB sector financial reports 2015 (pdf, 2.6 MB)
05 November 2020 21 October 2020 COVID Auckland cluster August 2020 COVID Auckland cluster August 2020 (pdf, 11.8 MB)
02 November 2020 18 September 2020 Appointment of DHB Board member H202006110 (pdf, 4.3 MB)
29 October 2020 04 September 2020 Bowel Screening programme update H202005912 (pdf, 12.5 MB)
28 October 2020 16 October 2020 Information on Disability Support Services (DSS) and Funded Family Care (FFC) H202006351 response (pdf, 324 KB)
H202006351 attachment 1 (pdf, 24.9 MB)
H202006351 attachment 2 (pdf, 19.7 MB)
27 October 2020 19 October 2020 Puberty blockers H202007543 (pdf, 161 KB)
20 October 2020 09 September 2020 Martin Jenkins' Review of St John H202005192 - Martin Jenkins' Review of St John (pdf, 7.5 MB)
09 October 2020 01 September 2020 Information on the Laura Fergusson Trust H202001003 (pdf, 1.7 MB)
H202006346 (pdf, 17.1 MB)
05 October 2020 01 September 2020 NASC information H202005908 (pdf, 2.7 MB)
02 October 2020 22 September 2020 Adult dental care and oral health H201909600 (pdf, 2.9 MB)
02 October 2020 09 September 2020 Use of face masks on public transport H202005152 9 September 2020 (pdf, 2.9 MB)
02 October 2020 01 September 2020 Information on deaths attributed to COVID-19 H202006281 (pdf, 3.4 MB)
26 August 2020 19 August 2020 Health and Disability System Review report cost H202004790 (pdf, 187 KB)
26 August 2020 17 August 2020 Information on COVID-19 related deaths H202002737 (pdf, 706 KB)
14 August 2020 16 March 2020 Information and correspondence related to evaluation of the Eating and Activity Guidelines Series (reposted) H201900912 (pdf, 16 MB)
H201900912- Document 37 (pdf, 1.1 MB)
H201900912 - Document 54 (pdf, 1.1 MB)
10 August 2020 03 August 2020 Costs of managed isolation H202005183 (pdf, 125 KB)
10 August 2020 30 July 2020 Data on COVID-19 deaths H202005103 (pdf, 195 KB)
10 August 2020 29 July 2020 Decision on report relating to midwives H202005128 (pdf, 538 KB)
10 August 2020 17 July 2020 Information on domestic supply of PPE H202003817 (pdf, 1.3 MB)
10 August 2020 16 July 2020 Data for influenza and pneumonia deaths H202004785 (pdf, 2.3 MB)
10 August 2020 13 July 2020 Information on COVID-19 tracer app H202004868 (pdf, 3.9 MB)
10 August 2020 09 July 2020 Information on influenza vaccine H202003599 (pdf, 2.1 MB)
10 August 2020 08 July 2020 Information on influenza and COVID-19 H202003445 (pdf, 2.8 MB)
10 August 2020 03 July 2020 Information on abortion law H202004169 (pdf, 553 KB)
10 August 2020 02 July 2020 Information on COVID-19 tracer app H202004118 (pdf, 2.7 MB)
10 August 2020 01 July 2020 Information on exemption applications H202002967 (pdf, 607 KB)
10 August 2020 22 June 2020 Response to questions on flu vaccines, COVID deaths and suicide data H202003790 (pdf, 142 KB)
10 August 2020 16 June 2020 Information on exemptions from managed isolation H202003924 (pdf, 581 KB)
10 August 2020 11 June 2020 COVID-19 information H202003867 (pdf, 1.8 MB)
10 August 2020 29 May 2020 Information regarding vaccine manufacturing and vaccination strategy H202002651 (pdf, 546 KB)
10 August 2020 22 May 2020 Influenza immunisation data and COVID-19 data H202002810 (pdf, 537 KB)
10 August 2020 15 May 2020 Information on National Reserve Supply of PPE H202002574 (pdf, 590 KB)
10 August 2020 13 May 2020 Costs relating to personal protective equipment (PPE) H202002565 (pdf, 564 KB)
10 August 2020 30 April 2020 Amendment to Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 information H202002058 (pdf, 414 KB)
10 August 2020 30 April 2020 Influenza and pneumonia data H202002040 (pdf, 2.7 MB)
10 August 2020 28 April 2020 Information on COVID-19 testing H202001826 (pdf, 647 KB)
04 August 2020 31 July 2020 Adult dental care and oral health issues H201909600 (pdf, 2.6 MB)
03 August 2020 Prescribing of medicinal cannabis products H202001258 (pdf, 248 KB)
14 July 2020 24 February 2020 2019 national measles outbreak H202000306 (pdf, 905 KB)
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