Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 29 November 2014 at 08:29)

72   Forms of access

(1)  Access to government information in response to an access application may be provided in any of the following ways:
(a)  by providing a reasonable opportunity to inspect a record containing the information,
(b)  by providing a copy of a record containing the information,
(c)  by providing access to a record containing the information, together with such facilities as may be necessary to enable the information to be read, viewed or listened to (as appropriate to the kind of record concerned),
(d)  by providing a written transcript of the information in the case of information recorded in an audio record or recorded in shorthand or other encoded format.
(2)  The agency must provide access in the way requested by the applicant unless:
(a)  to do so would interfere unreasonably with the operations of the agency or would result in the agency incurring unreasonable additional costs, or
(b)  to do so would be detrimental to the proper preservation of the record, or
(c)  to do so would involve an infringement of copyright, or
(d)  there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information in the way requested by the applicant.
Note. Decisions about how to provide access are reviewable under Part 5.
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