Mark your calendar

There is still time – AML Phase 2 Submissions are due September 16th

Have your say on how our country should tackle money laundering and countering terrorist financing as part of Phase 2 of the AML/CFT Regime. The Ministry of Justice is seeking your views to help determine some of the details of the extended AML/CFT regime, so that we can enhance New Zealand's efforts to detect and deter criminal activity while minimising the impact on businesses. Click here for more information. The deadline for submissions is 16th September.

Manage supply chain risk webinar

Thomson Reuters is hosting a complimentary webinar on How to manage bribery and corruption risk in your supply chains on 20th September (Tuesday) at 13:30 Hong Kong / 15:30 Sydney / 17:30 Auckland time. This is the first of four part Thomson Reuters webinar series focusing on transparency in global supply chains especially in relation to risks such as bribery and corruption, illegal mining and conflict minerals, modern slavery, and illegal logging.

TINZ Chair, Suzanne Snively, will be speaking about how supply chain risk impacts in Asian countries and the opportunities that occur when this risk is managed through quality procurement and other corruption prevention measures. More information.

Mayoral Candidates Forum

Auckland Mayoral candidates will discuss immigration and diversity at a Massey University debate on Thursday, 22 September at mid-day.

The debate will be chaired by broadcaster Susan Wood and follow an opening address by Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, an internationally recognised specialist on immigration and diversity issues. Candidates who will be present are Vic Crone, Phil Goff, David Hay, John Palino, Chloe Swarbrick and Mark Thomas.

Venue: Massey University Auckland Albany Campus Student Lounge

British economist Ann Pettifor is visiting New Zealand in September

Ann is a sovereign debt expert. She is best known for correctly predicting the Global Financial Crisis and was one of the leaders in the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign which succeeded in getting the wealthy nations to write off $100 billion of debts owed by 42 of the world's poorest countries. As part of her schedule, she will be presenting public lectures in Auckland and Wellington. Click here for more information


"Brexit, the retreat of globalisation and the implications for New Zealand"

Thursday 15th September 5.30 - 7.00pm

Auckland University of Technology City Campus, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG building), Governor Fitzroy Place


"Delivering the Green New Deal"

Tuesday 20th September 5.30 - 7.00pm

>In conjunction with the New Zealand Fabian Society. Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki Street, Wellington.

"A Demographic Dividend - or Disruption? The Challenges of Population Growth and Stagnation"

IPANZ Auckland seminar:

Hear Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, of Massey University, discuss whether the current economic climate in New Zealand is hiding a population 'bomb'; and how to moderate the very different growth rates of different parts of the country.

Date: Monday, 3 October 2016

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Russell McVeagh, L30, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland



Fraud Film Festival

The Fraud Film Festival is coming to New Zealand. Deloitte and a number of other key partners will be running Fraud Film Festival in November in Auckland. This cultural event is in its second year and has a unique goal of achieving better collaboration across the public and private sectors to raise financial crime awareness levels.

TINZ Annual Members Meeting

The 2016 TINZ Annual Members Meeting will be on 10th November 2016. John Shewan is confirmed as the keynote speaker. You must be a member to attend.

For your bookshelf

Local Government in New Zealand: Challenges and Choices

Edited by Jean Drage & Christine Cheyne

Local government in New Zealand faces major challenges. Among the most pressing are continual legislative change, threats to its autonomy, the gradual erosion of community voices in council planning and decision-making, and the need for funding solutions to ensure property rates remain affordable.

There is an urgent need for a more coordinated approach across central government on major policy issues such as climate change and housing.

This book is a 'one-stop information shop' on local government that can be used by those who regularly interact with or study this area of government, by those working within local authorities, and by those who actively work to ensure their communities grow in a sustainable way. Click here for more information.


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