Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
77 Period within which access rights must be
(1) When an agency decides to provide access to government information
the applicant has a period of 6 months (the access period) to
access the information.
(2) The access period starts from when notice of the decision to grant
access is given to the applicant (even if access is conditional on payment of
any processing charge). If the agency has decided to defer providing access,
the access period starts from the end of the
(3) The agency may extend and further extend the access period in a
particular case by notice to the applicant.
(4) An access applicant’s entitlement to access lapses at the
end of the access period.