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Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
Current version for 7 January 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 13:21)
Part 1 Section 4
4   Interpretation
(1) Key definitions In this Act:
access application means an application for access to government information under Part 4 that is a valid access application under that Part.
agency means any of the following:
(a)  a Public Service agency,
(b)  a Minister (including a person employed by a Minister under Part 2 of the Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013),
(c)  a public authority,
(d)  a public office,
(e)  a local authority,
(f)  a court,
(g)  a person or entity that is an agency pursuant to regulations under clause 5 of Schedule 4.
Schedule 4 contains definitions of Public Service agency, public authority, local authority, public office and court. The Information Commissioner publishes a list of agencies and their contact details.
government information means information contained in a record held by an agency.
Record is defined in clause 10 of Schedule 4.
(2) Other interpretative provisions Expressions used in this Act that are defined in Schedule 4 have the meanings set out in that Schedule.