"A world with trusted integrity systems in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption."

--TINZ's Mission

Sunday 9th December is International Anti-Corruption Day.

On this day, Transparency International NZ (TINZ) wants to take the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that you make to strengthen integrity systems through transparency and to wish you all the best for the holiday season.

As we move from our daily routines to a more spiritual time with family, whanau and friends, it’s timely to refresh our commitment to the values that enhance the reputation of our country and its people.

We are known for our integrity and accountability – and those values are founded in our cultural and political history. We demonstrate them in our behavior - by building fairness and openness into the way we work, and by facing up to and learning from wrongdoing.”

Unfortunately these values can be undermined by greed, complacency and ignorance. Whilst there are strong national and international channels emerging to detect and prevent corruption, at the same time the corrupt are becoming more devious in their deception.

This is why at this time of the year we want to thank the many people who give their courage, intellect and energy to support a world in which government, politics business and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

TINZ is one of 115 locally established independent chapters of an international movement – Transparency International, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. ‘Transparency’ means shedding light on shady deals, weak enforcement of rules and other illicit practices that undermine good governments, ethical businesses and society at large. Transparency International NZ works with central and local government, businesses and community organisations to strengthen systems that keep corruption in check.

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair
Julie Haggie

Have a restful and peaceful break,

Suzanne Snively, Chair

Julie Haggie, CEO

PS:  The holiday period is a good time to go online and show others the content on the TINZ continuously updated website, where amongst other things there is coverage of the presentations by public sector officials at the regular Leaders Integrity Forums co-hosted by TINZ and the Office of the Auditor General. Encourage them to sign up for our newsletter or join at https://www.transparency.org.nz/join

2017 Corruption Perceptions Index

New Zealand #1 least corrupt public sector in the world

New Zealand’s public sector is ranked the least corrupt in the world, according to Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released globally today.

Compiled annually by Berlin-based Transparency International, the CPI ranks countries worldwide by perceived levels of public sector corruption.

Read the full media release

Media Releases

Ministerial diary publication strengthens transparency

11 December, 2018

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is encouraged by the public release of ministerial diaries. We applaud actions, such as the release of official information to the public, that lead to a stronger New Zealand integrity system. {read more}

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Strong Integrity Systems

2 June, 2014

Strong Integrity Systems Could Mean People Everywhere Have Rewarding Lives

Suzanne Snively Chair of Transparency International New Zealand was the 2013 Wellingtonian of the Year and in 2015 awarded an ONZM for services to women and business.

Suzanne's talk is about the need for integrity systems which leads to more rewarding lives for people and highlighting New Zealand currently as the least corrupt public sector in the world. {read more}

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