AA Save for new website Articles

Fraudsters exploit kindness; they are dangerous and malicious

17 November 2020

Just as we are using the COVID app and wearing masks, we need to protect our homes, incomes, businesses and our open lifestyle from attacks by malevolent fraudsters.”

Read more…

Fraudsters exploit kindness; they are dangerous and malicious

17 November 2020

Just as we are using the COVID app and wearing masks, we also need to protect our homes, incomes, businesses and our open lifestyle from attacks by malevolent fraudsters.

Read more…

Momentum building on lobbyists transparency

10 November 2020

Bryce Edwards
TINZ delegated authority including political party integrity

Transparency issues in New Zealand are suddenly gaining serious momentum, and this is mostly due to the change of government – but not that all of the changes are positive.

An important development as reported earlier {URL to From the Chair}, has been the Green Party decision to make public the appointment diaries of its Ministers and to ban all of its MPs and staff from accepting any gifts made to them.

Read more…

Progress toward sustainable Pacific Chapters

10 November 2020

[We were advised against publishing this except for the Fiji section that appeared in April. Deffered for future use.]

Following our hastily organized and successful Pacific Region Meeting of Transparency International in February, progress is being made in creating sustainable Transparency International chapters in the Pacific.

As noted in February, our commitment to the Pacific “is not just motivated by the desire to being good neighbours but through the realisation that what happens in those countries affects us economically and environmentally.”

Pacific Strategy Progress

Productive discussions are ongoing with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT),

Read more…

New Zealand needs to do more to fight foreign bribery

13 October 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

Read more…

Keep Thinking and Carry on – Online political campaigning in New Zealand

12 October 2020

Julie Haggie

TINZ is releasing a report: Online Political Campaigning in New Zealand

We recommend that Parliament takes the opportunity to not only maintain New Zealand’s status and reputation as a leader in political integrity, but to show other countries the way forward in dealing with this critical issue for protecting democracies and fighting political corruption.

Read more…

New Zealand is not doing enough to fight foreign bribery

12 October 2020

Transparency International’s report: Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, finds that active international enforcement against foreign bribery is shockingly low.

The report labels New Zealand at “limited enforcement.” and finds that New Zealand is not doing enough to fight foreign bribery. 

Read more…

TINZ and TI Secretariat provide much needed support to CLCT Integrity Fiji

12 October 2020

“Anti-corruption advocacy in Fiji is urgently needed”, says Jofiliti Veikoso, the Board Chairperson of Civic Leaders for Clean Transactions Integrity Fiji (CLCT-IF). “We are deeply grateful for the continued support of both Transparency International New Zealand and Transparency International in expediting our work during this challenging pandemic period.”

Read more…

Political parties on transparency and corruption

18 September 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

Read more…

Tracking commitments – Pledge Tracker update

14 September 2020

Julie Haggie

New Zealand’s commitment towards implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption is ongoing. There has been good progress in several areas, but plenty of room remains to more fully meet our commitments. One area in particular is the need for more transparency of beneficial ownership.

Read more…