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This Haven for Billionaires Has a Murky Trust Issue A flamboyant Malaysian financier linked to an international money-laundering probe has laid bare New Zealand’s surprising appeal as a destination for the ultra-rich to park their wealth.

OIA statistics released State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the first set of Official Information Act (OIA) statistics covering 110 different government agencies.

First release of OIA statistics New Zealand is taking great strides in transparent governance with the release of detailed data examining the public sector’s response to official information requests.

CERA staff to be investigated over private company dealings Revelations that Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) staff tried to do commercial property deals for their own company will be investigated by the Prime Minister's Department and the State Services Commission.

Avoiding complacency about corruption Bryce Edwards.

Govt moves to end NZ's tax haven reputation  Legislation passed by the Government in February led by Inland Revenue Minister, Judith Collins led to TINZ Chair being interviewed by RNZ for its midday news, who outlines whythe benefits to New Zealand of a trusted reputation far exceeded any contribution to GDP the advisers to foreign trusts were adding."

Panama Papers law firm Mossack Fonseca quits NZ

Political Roundup: New Zealand's beautiful democracy Bryce Edwards.

Grant McLachlan: NZ should raise the bar on corruption

Auckland Transport corruption

Corrupt Auckland Transport execs jailed for five years

Two jailed, six leave jobs in country's largest bribery case

Sentences handed down in Auckland roading corruption case

Men guilty of corruption and bribery will spend time in jail

Prison sentence for two men in bribery case

Bribes are a sickness that threatens the democratic system

Common Reporting Standard

New Zealand to Enact Tighter Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules

International

Measuring corruption: why it is important

Transparency PNG says sacked whistleblowers should be honoured Transparency International PNG says reports nine Defence Department civilian staff have been sacked should be of concern to everyone in Papua New Guinea.

Most fans don’t believe Gianni Infantino’s first year has won back trust in FIFA

ISIS cannot be defeated without addressing corrupt conditions in which they thrive Transparency International UK

Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

Pacific

Open Govt Partnership Report on NZ finds little improvement

Asia Pacific corruption poll 2016 media release TI global corruption barometer

Blog Posts

Responding to the Panama Papers by Ann Webster, Assistant Auditor-General for Research & Development. Blog post about the way the Shewan Inquiry came together and how it has sped up policy around tightening up the treatment of foreign trusts based on a recent presentation by John Shewan and the DIA's Raj Kirshnan to a group of public sector senior leaders.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index (TI CPI) has found that the New Zealand and Denmark public sectors are the least corrupt in the world. 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

Safeguarding the public interest in research
1 Aug, 2016

EU and New Zealand tax transparency
1 Aug, 2016

London Summit 2016 NZ Statement Commitments Progress
31 Jul, 2016

New Zealand Country Statement Anti Corruption Summit London 2016
29 May, 2016

Shewan Inquiry Submission Media Release
TINZ has provided its submission to the Shewan Inquiry calling on the government to widen the terms of reference to protect New Zealand's reputation and future proof our laws following the release of the "Panama papers". 21 May, 2016

CPI 2015 TINZ Media Release
Corruption Free? NZ drops again. New Zealand has fallen to fourth place in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). 26 Jan, 2016