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Who Should Join Transparency International New Zealand?

If you are concerned with issues of transparency, accountability and corruption both here in New Zealand and internationally, you should consider membership of Transparency International New Zealand.

TINZ works in a constructive manner with government, other NGOs, government departments, professional bodies, private sector businesses, and individuals to increase transparency and accountability and reduce the incidence of corruption.

To join Transparency International New Zealand please complete an online or downloadable membership application form.

Membership Types and Fees

TI-NZ is a registered public charity.  All members are able to engage in anti-corruption agenda and network with other like-minded organizations and individuals while supporting a worthwhile NGO doing good work in New Zealand and overseas.

In addition to individual and student memberships, TINZ has a multi-level membership structure for organisations based on their size and level of commitment.

Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Copper

For more information and to apply for Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Copper membership, please contact us by email at admin@transparencynz.org.nz.

Bronze Membership - $ 150.00 per annum

Bronze members are small businesses with less than NZ$1,000,000 turnover, embassies or non-profit organisations. Benefits of Bronze membership include:

  • 3 email contacts on TI-NZ mailing list, and receiving regular TI-NZ newsletter
  • 2 representatives may attend and vote at the TINZ Annual General Meeting
  • Receive 2 free or discounted admissions to official TINZ events

Individual Membership - $ 80.00 per annum

  • Receive regular TINZ Newsletter
  • Attend and vote at the TINZ Annual General Meeting
  • Receive 1 free or discounted admission to official TINZ events

Student Membership - $ 20.00 per annum

Available for full time students at an accredited educational institution

  • Receive regular TINZ Newsletter
  • Attend and vote at the TINZ Annual General Meeting
  • Receive 1 free or discounted admission to official TINZ events

Membership Procedure

New membership applications are referred to the next meeting of the Transparency International New Zealand, Inc. Board. The Board considers applications in terms of the Rules. If the application is approved the Board confirms the applicant as a Provisional Member of Transparency International New Zealand, Inc.

Provisional Members are considered by the next Annual General Meeting. An applicant only becomes a full member after approval by Members at the next AGM.

Our Guiding Principles

TINZ is a civil society organisation committed to respecting the following principles:

  1. We will respect and encourage respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms.
  2. TINZ will be democratic, politically non partisan and non sectarian in our work.
  3. We raise awareness, describe and assess strong integrity systems, develop tools for fighting corruption, and work with other civil society organizations, companies, and government entities to implement them. We do not undertake investigations on single cases of corruption or expose individual cases.
  4. We will strive for balanced and diverse representation on our governing bodies.
  5. We are committed to building, working with and working through national chapters world-wide. As one global movement, we stand in solidarity with each other and we will not act in ways that may adversely affect other Chapters or the TI movement as a whole.
  6. In all of its activities TINZ will accord due respect to the dignity and values of the people with whom it works, being consistent with principles of basic human rights and natural justice.

How do I make a donation?

Transparency International New Zealand is an Incorporated Society and a registered charitable organisation. Our work relies on both the financial and personal commitment of members and supporters. Donations to support our work programmes are most welcome.

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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

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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

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CPI 2015 TINZ Media Release
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