Request information about Te Kāhui 


OIA Request
PO Box 9168, Hamilton 3240

Or call Freephone: 0800 33 77 88 (New Zealand only) to make your request

It is important to note that there are specific provisions in the Criminal Cases Review Commission Act 2019 that sets out the limits of the disclosure of information which may be subjected to any information requests made to Te Kāhui.

How long will the request take?

We will respond to your request as soon as possible, and no later than 20 working days after we receive it. If your request is very large or if it requires consultation, we may extend the time limit under section 15A of the Official Information Act. If this happens, we will contact you to let you know when you can expect our decision.

If there is significant public interest in the topic of your request we may sometimes choose to respond by making the requested information publicly available online.  If we choose to do this, we will let you know when and where the information will be made accessible. 

You can see data on the number of requests we receive each year and the timeliness of our responses in the annual statistics published by the State Services Commission.

Will there be a charge?

Usually there will be no charge for the response to an OIA request, however if there is a substantial cost to Te Kāhui for providing the information, you may be asked to meet some or all of the cost of your request.  If this happens, you will be told of the charge, or given an estimate for the cost, and can choose whether or not to continue with the request.  Wherever possible, we will try to help you refine your request in such a way that it will not result in a charge.

Will all information be released?

Requests may sometimes be refused, or information withheld, when a good reason exists under the OIA for not providing the information, such as to protect people’s privacy, or because the information is already publicly available. 

If this happens in your request, we will tell you the reason for the decision.  For more information about why requests may be refused, or information withheld see sections 6, 9, and 18 of the Official Information Act and/or under sections 35, 36, and 37 of the Criminal Cases Review Commission Act 


If you believe Te Kāhui has not followed the Official Information Act correctly, or you are unsatisfied with how we have responded to your request for another reason, you can:

  • Contact us and let us know in the first instance so that we can try to resolve the issue immediately.
  • Submit a complaint to The Office of the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman will decide whether to investigate and review our decision and may make a recommendation to us.

Proactive releases

Here you will find all the proactive official information responses that have been requested from Te Kāhui Tātari Ture | Criminal Cases Review Commission. This information is released by Te Kāhui. In releasing this information, it takes into account the public interest in making the information public and as per our statutory responsibilities.

Information request: 113735-0001OIA Reponse_OIA_2021_0001

Published: 29 January 2021

Information about statistics made to Te Kāhui Tātari Ture | Criminal Cases Review Commission.