On Friday November 13, the New Zealand Herald published a front page story about the ERO report, Infants and Toddlers: competent and confident communicators and learners. The story related to meetings and discussions at ERO and the Ministry of Education prior to the release of the report.

EA published a link to the story and commentary as events related to the story unfolded, including the publication of a clarification by the Herald.

ERO has subsequently provided EA with a copy of their complaint to the New Zealand Herald.

The Herald story was based on a response to an OIA request about the ERO report from the Ministry of Education.