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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 theyíre 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

Protect our whistleblowers
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is calls for better whistleblower protection. 8 Aug, 2017

Auditor General resignation requires transparency
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) calls on Parliament to release the report by Sir Maarten Wevers that lead to the resignation of Auditor-General Martin Matthews. 5 Aug, 2017

TINZ applauds decline in foreign trusts
Government implementation of tougher disclosure requirements for foreign trusts have led to around 75% discontinuing or exiting New Zealand. 9 Jul, 2017

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

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