15 Nov 2019

Retraining for Christchurch City council executives

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 15 November 2019

The Christchurch City Council executives will be undergoing intensive retraining on how to manage Official Information requests after an extremely critical report.

The Chief Ombudsman has uncovered a culture of secrecy among the senior ranks, where information was either wrongly withheld from the public and elected councillors or edited and manipulated to make the council look good.

Nicholas Pointon reports.