Become Part of a Global Movement Fighting Corruption

Together with Aotearoa New Zealand and our global network, we’re working to build a culture where transparency, integrity and good governance are core values – for individuals, for businesses and for Governments.


Transparency THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC is key

A global pandemic demands a coordinated whole-of-nation approach. It demands transparency, clear communication and freedom of press. This is a time for facts and truth. This is time for integrity.

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Introducing: Our South Pacific Outreach project

With funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, we’re excited to announce our new work to promote integrity and transparency throughout South Pacific communities and networks.

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Corruption Perceptions Index

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks the countries’ public sectors by their perceived levels of corruption. New Zealand currently ranks 1st equal in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.

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Transparency Times

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We focus on accountability, transparency and integrity in public services and private business: where it looks good, and where there are problems.

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New Zealand Second in 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index

The New Zealand public sector and judiciary has been ranked the second least corrupt in the world.

The 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index published by global anti-corruption organization Transparency International ranks New Zealand second equal with Finland, with a score of 87 out of 100. This score is down 1 from last year. Denmark with a score of 90 tops the index.

Compiled annually, this index ranks countries worldwide by perceived levels of public sector corruption.
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Transparency and Governance Road Trip

Our local government transparency, governance and decision making road trip is an online learning resource intended for newly elected officials, but available to anyone.

The TINZ road trip is a journey through elements of local government leadership that are essential to the role. It is not a deep dive, but offers opportunities to learn and reflect.

It addresses the steep learning curve of governance and decision making faced by many newly elected local government officials.
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The FISA Self-Assessment provides a mechanism for New Zealand financial entities to assess and improve their integrity systems.

The assessment is a framework for continuous improvement of the culture and conduct in the financial sector - banks, finance companies, KiwiSaver providers, credit unions, building societies, insurance companies and related financial institutions such as trust companies and fund managers.

This online tool is free and open for use by financial organisations until February 2023.



Corruption and lack of accountability threaten our democracy, our economy and the values of fairness and justice that we hold dear. Transparency International New Zealand works with Government, the private sector and civil society to identify corruption risks and to promote integrity and transparency as antidotes to corruption. This makes New Zealand a better place to live, for everyone.

Accountable Government

Working across Central & Local Government

New Zealand has one of the most trusted public sectors in the world, and we’re committed to helping our government continue to lift the global standard in democracy. We work across both central and local government to build transparency, accountability and integrity.

This work includes anti-corruption training, leadership programmes, and regular updates to the overall National Integrity Systems Assessment, providing key recommendations and areas of improvement.

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Transparent Business

Anti-corruption actions in the Private Sector

New Zealand businesses benefit from a global reputation as one of the easiest places to do business. But complacency poses a risk, as bribery and other forms of organised crime remain alive and well in our private sector.

We work with organisations to help identify the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, and support the Government to legislate effectively against corruption.

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Transparent Pacific

Voices in the Pacific

Low population numbers, poverty and remoteness make it more difficult to sustain chapters in Polynesia, while corruption runs rampant. Since the closing of chapters in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and Fiji, Transparency International New Zealand has been acutely aware of the need for stronger voices for integrity and accountability in the region.

Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), our South Pacific Network includes work with Integrity Fiji and the development of a risk assessment tool for small nations.

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Why Transparency International New Zealand?

New Zealand’s Anti-Corruption Hub

If you’re wondering about the checks and balances in place across private and public sector organisations, TINZ is your go-to for information and updates on whistleblowing, anti-corruption legislation and initiatives promoting transparency and building integrity systems.

Support FOR Organisations

We help organisations along their journey to becoming more transparent, ethical and accountable. From information and self-assessment tools to training and leadership courses, TINZ helps both teams and individuals to promote a culture (and reputation) of trust and integrity.

A Movement For All Kiwis

Less corruption in business and Government, and more accountability from our leaders, makes for a fairer, more democratic New Zealand. We’re a small team with the support of passionate volunteers, working to help make New Zealand a better place for all Kiwis.

Support our mission

Do you want to help us create a more transparent, accountable New Zealand? Find out more about how you can support our work, either as an individual or an organisation.


About Us

Over 20 years ago, Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) joined a global coalition of now more than 100 accredited, non-for-profit chapters. Together with our members, partners, volunteers, staff and global network we’re working towards a collective vision of a world free of corruption.

In New Zealand, TINZ works collaboratively with the Government, businesses and people like you to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals – wherever they may be found. We’re proud that New Zealand is seen to have the least corrupt public sector in the world.  It is our unique responsibility, therefore, to continue lifting the standard for democracy globally.