Story: Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament

Staff of the office of the ombudsman, 1963

Staff of the office of the ombudsman, 1963

Although Sir Guy Powles was the only ombudsman for many years, he was supported by a number of staff. Pictured in 1963 they are, from left, Katu Burns (secretary), Thea Slevin (Sir Guy's personal assistant), Dick Armstrong (administration officer), Sir Guy Powles, Les Smith (legal officer) and Stuart Aikman (investigating officer).

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Office of the Ombudsmen - Nga Kaitiaki Mana Tangata
Reference: Bryan Gilling, The Ombudsmen in New Zealand. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 1998

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David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Ombudsmen – maladministration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by David McGee, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 20 Jan 2017