Transparency International New Zealand

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is the recognised New Zealand representative of Transparency International, the global civil society organisation against corruption. We are a not-for-profit incorporated society with charitable status. We are non-political and non-partisan.

Our Vision

A world in which the institutions of government, politics, business and civil society are built on strong integrity systems and the daily lives of people are free from corruption.

We Are

Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand
National Integrity System Assessment

The Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment was released by Transparency International New Zealand on International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December 2013.

This landmark report reveals that serious and urgent action is needed to protect and extend integrity in New Zealand. Recent incidents and investigations of corruption, and increasing public concern, provide a compelling case for a more pro-active approach to these issues.

According to Co-Director Suzanne Snively "Our report finds that the mechanisms that support a high integrity and high trust society, and that facilitate social and economic development, remain generally robust but are coming under increasing stress. There has been complacency in the face of increased risks".

Most Trusted Public Sector in the World

"New Zealand's high trust public sector is its greatest competitive advantage"
-Phil O'Reilly Chief Executive of Business New Zealand

New Zealand's public sector is consistently ranked among the least corrupt in the world. This reputation is not a coincidence. New Zealand has a long tradition of being first with legislation aimed at promoting human rights. Milestones include the Public Service Act 1912 and the Official Information Act 1982.

TINZ is committed to continue this tradition through actions that increase public sector transparency and extend good governance throughout all New Zealand institutions.

Competitiveness, Prosperity, and Quality of Life:
All New Zealanders Benefit

Integrity and good governance are important in that they underpin government legitimacy and the freedoms, civil liberties and ability to participate in a democratic state. When people trust their institutions, they are more likely to pay their taxes, fill in their census forms and to comply with laws and regulations.

New Zealand's high trust society is both a national treasure and an economic asset.  Forbes magazine ranks New Zealand first on its 2012 list of the Best Countries for Business thanks to a transparent and stable business climate.

Trading partners recognise cost savings for dealing with New Zealand through less need for due diligence, lower contracting costs, and a culture intolerant of corrupt middle men with whom to transact business.

Get Involved

Join TINZ and help us increase awareness and improve New Zealand transparency.

Actions

Recent Activity

The Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Legislation Bill Introduced 25 Jun, 2014

Anti Corruption Training Tool Launched 19 Jun, 2014

NZ Rugby Union Makes Strong Stand Against Corruption in Sport New Zealand Rugby announced yesterday it was prohibiting everyone involved in professional, semi-professional, or any Rugby where players are paid, from betting on all forms of rugby anywhere in the world. 2 Apr, 2014

Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 For 2013 Denmark and New Zealand tie for first place in Transparency International's annual Global Corruption Perceptions Index due to perceptions that their public sectors have the lowest levels of corruption. 3 Dec, 2013

Policy Implications of Transparency International New Zealand Integrity Plus 2013 National Integrity System Assessment On 14 March 2014 key leaders of the Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment presented a recap of its findings and discussed implementation during a presentation at the Department of Treasury 14 Mar, 2014