Official Information Requests (OIRs)
You can request official information from the Council under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. This Act helps New Zealanders access information held by local government organisations, promotes openness and transparency, and increases public participation in local government.
Anyone can make a request for official information (OIR). Requests to Council for information are made under either the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 or the Privacy Act 1993 – although you don't need to reference any Act when making a request.