Wanganui Health Task Force In November 1995, Mr Garry Kerr requested the Ombudsman to: ``Investigate and review under the provisions of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, the council's decision to decline to release certain information he requested.'' In the Ombudsman's opinion the minutes of the Wanganui Health Task Force were deemed to be held by The Wanganui District Council and accordingly the minutes in question should be released to Mr Kerr in accordance with the time-frame of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act. This required the council to make a decision by 24 July 1996. At the Works and Transport Committee meeting (convened as a committee of the whole council) held on Tuesday, 23 July 1996, it was resolved: THAT the Health Task Force minutes of its meetings of 25 August, 1 September and 8 September 1995, be released to Mr Kerr after suitable deletions have been made, as recommended by the chairman of the health task force to protect confidential and personal information and effective conduct of public affairs in terms of section 7 (2) (a), 7 (2) (c), 7 (2) (f) and section 16 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. C. J. WHITLOCK, Chief Executive Officer.