Who we are

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is made up of people just like you. People who care about the integrity of the world around us. We’re part of a global coalition of more than 100 accredited chapters. Together, we have a vision of a world free of corruption and each chapter works independently, but cooperatively, to realise this vision.

TINZ is non-partisan. It is governed by a Board of elected Directors, and its operations are managed by a CEO and small team. We have a membership of both individuals and organisations across both the country and the globe. Together, we are an anti-corruption movement.

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Our Vision

We’re building a world with trusted integrity systems in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

Our Shared Mission

To foster a New Zealand culture where transparency, integrity, good governance and ethical standards and practices are the core values of all New Zealanders.

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What we do

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) promotes transparency, good governance and ethical practices in all sectors in New Zealand.

Though New Zealand is seen as having low levels of corruption, there will always be individuals and organisations looking to break or bend the rules for personal advantage. Awareness, detection and prevention measures remain crucial. It is our mission to support Government, businesses and civil society to identify their risks and to build organisational expectations of integrity and best practice. We do so through awareness building campaigns, education, resources, tools, initiatives, programmes and legislation.

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We are a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation.

We take our role of anti-corruption stewardship very seriously. Our Directors are elected by the members based on their expertise and governance experience. All members of the Board are volunteers.
Operations are managed by the CEO, and the small team of part time staff.  

TINZ’ funding comes from a range of sources including government agencies, memberships, donations, projects and events. We also receive considerable pro bono support from private and public organisations that support our work, as well as a great deal of voluntary energy from the Board and from members.

Corruption can be experienced in any section of society, and so we need people with general and specific expertise. Some Members provide additional voluntary support as Members with Delegated Authority, meaning they are called to act on our behalf.

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Transparency International New Zealand recognises the Treaty of Waitangi as the foundation document of New Zealand.

For us, this means that partnership under the Treaty is essential to our work and our advocacy. We are on a journey to work out how we fully apply partnership across our organisation and our work.

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