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Resource Curse

With more than 20 countries possessing bountiful oil and mineral deposits, Africa is home to more resource-rich states than any other region in the world. Yet, living conditions for most citizens remain dismal as a result of inequitable distribution. The Pacific region faces nearly identical issues. Read this very succinct and helpful report.

Tonga MPs Join Worldwide Network to Tackle Corruption

Media Release 13 May 2015: Parliamentarians in Tonga join the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) and commit to working together to combat corruption, strengthen good government and uphold the rule of law.

Bribery and corruption report should be 'wake-up call'

30 April 2015 by TINZ Director Daniel King: OPINION: Bribery and corruption risks are a serious threat, according to a recent Deloitte survey of Australian and New Zealand companies and organisations.

Auckland Council moves to improve transparency Council moves to improve transparency


Business News

New Zealand Companies are Behind in Release of Transparency of Their Privacy Information The Dominion Post, 18 April 2015 - NZ companies lost in the fog on release of private data. The article notes that releasing privacy information provides protection against government abuse of data request authority.

Listing and Transparency 17, April 2015 - Companies more transparent when they’re listed.

Four Things to Look for in Open Government in the Next Five Years

Four Things to Look for in Open Government in the Next Five Years comments by Resources 4 Development Managing Director Nathaniel Heller.


Recent Activity

Public Sector Integrity Media Release
State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017

Defence Inquiry Media Release
Transparency needed to support the integrity of our Defence Force 2 Apr, 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International 25 Jan, 2017

TINZ OGP Submission
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating NAPs and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens. 19 Aug, 2016