Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

4 Purposes

The purposes of this Act are—

(a)

to increase progressively the availability to the public of official information held by local authorities, and to promote the open and public transaction of business at meetings of local authorities, in order—

(i)

to enable more effective participation by the public in the actions and decisions of local authorities; and

(ii)

to promote the accountability of local authority members and officials,—

and thereby to enhance respect for the law and to promote good local government in New Zealand:

(b)

to provide for proper access by each person to official information relating to that person:

(c)

to protect official information and the deliberations of local authorities to the extent consistent with the public interest and the preservation of personal privacy.

Compare: 1982 No 156 s 4

Section 4(a): amended, on 26 March 2015, by section 5 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 23).