More information

We try to be as transparent as possible and publish a lot of information about what we do here on this site. If you can't find what you want to know you can file an Official Information Act request.


Making an Official Information Act request

NZ On Air is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. Under this Act you can request information from us.

Before you make a request check if the information is already public.

We try to be as transparent as possible. There is a huge amount of information already available on this site.

There is a handy guide to making Official Information Act requests produced by the Ombudsman. Read it here.

Send us your request.

If the information is not found through a search or in any of the documents above, please send your Official Information Act request:

         Please include the words OIA request in the subject line.

  • By post to: The OIA officer, NZ On Air, P.O. Box 9744, Wellington 

How will we deal with your request?

We will acknowledge your request as soon as possible and respond no later than 20 working days after we receive it. We will let you know if we need an extension if you have requested a large volume of information or we are having to consult with other parties. 

The Act allows us to withhold information for specific reasons. If we do this we will explain why. You can find out more about witholding information in sections 6,9 and 18 of the Act. 

If you are unhappy with our response, contact us in the first instance. You have a right to seek a review of the response by the Ombudsman. 


Information for producers and platforms

You should work on the assumption that information provided to us in a funding application may be released to a requester.

The Official Information Act obliges NZ On Air to release information unless it falls into a small number of exceptions under the Act: see in particular sections 9 and 6(d). If NZ On Air receives a request for information we will advise you and seek your comment: the final decision on any release of material is ours to make.