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Requesting Information

Creative New Zealand is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. This means we will make information available on request unless there is good reason for withholding it.

Before making a request for information

Before making a request of us please check our other sources of information. You may find the information you require is already in the following:

If you require feedback on an application please first contact an arts adviser.

Funding decisions for the Creative Communities Scheme are made by district and city councils. Requests for this information should be addressed to the relevant district or city council.

How to make a request

Requests should include specific details of the information you wish to receive plus your name, postal address or email address. Your request should be sent to:

  • Email: info@creativenz.govt.nz
  • Post: Official Information Request, Creative New Zealand, PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140

How long will it take?

We will acknowledge your request as soon as practical and respond in 20 working days. The Act only allows for a time extension if extensive information is requested or third-party consultation is required. In all cases, we will let you know and give you a specific due date.

Withholding information

We may withhold information for specific reasons and will explain those to you. For further details please refer to sections 6, 9 and 18 of the Official Information Act.


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

Privacy Act

Creative New Zealand is also subject to the Privacy Act 1993. If you want personal information we hold make a request as outlined above.

Creative New Zealand is committed to openness and transparency in all our work. We take our obligations under the Official Information Act seriously and are committed to the principles of the Open Government Partnership.


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