Anti-Corruption Articles

Intensive anti-corruption training for future leaders

17 February 2020

The School on Integrity, 6 – 12 July 2020,Vilnius, Lithuania.

Every summer since 2010 Transparency International has organised “The School on Integrity” in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris Law School in Vilnius.

This is another opportunity for New Zealanders to update themselves on what is happening internationally. Janine McGruddy represented New Zealand in 2016 or 2017.

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World Anti-Corruption Day 2019

12 December 2019

On International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December, the Solomon Islands’ anti corruption worker, Ruth Liloqula, was saluted.

Ruth was awarded an Amalia Award in the Professional Excellence Category at the recent Annual Members Meeting of Transparency International in Berlin.

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Report of International Anti-Corruption Day from Integrity Fiji

12 December 2019

INTEGRITY FIJI organized its International Anti Corruption Day event on 9 December 2019. It was a significant day with formalisation of important partnering. 

Evident was the greater involvement of young people for creative methods/strategies to spread messages on anti-corruption, transparency and accountability themes.

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New Zealand’s GOPAC to have input into Parliamentary ‘code’

24 September 2019

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) has been an advisor to the New Zealand branch of GOPACGOPAC is an international network of parliamentarians dedicated to good governance and combating corruption throughout the world.  

New Zealand’s GOPAC favours a principles-based Parliamentary code of ethics to cover all the people working in Parliament. The adoption of such a code by the New Zealand Parliament would be world leading.

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Brain Food Integrity Forums

24 September 2019

Our first public Integrity Forum provided a fascinating insight into the current activities of organised crime groups in New Zealand.  The systemic challenges around addressing fraud are being addressed by increasingly good coordination between key national agencies and with overseas anti-corruption and intelligence agencies. 

Registrations are open for two more public Integrity Forums in October.  

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ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement submission

4 August 2019


Free trade agreements need to include strong anti-corruption and transparency provisions and align with our commitments and policies on carbon emissions and biodiversity. This is the position TINZ advocated in our recent submission to he Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the update of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

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Troubles in Denmark

30 January 2019

We are not the only least corrupt country with corruption

Transparency International New Zealand is regularly criticised for promoting New Zealand’s status as one of the least corrupt countries in the World.

Critics will point to a number of events sullying New Zealand’s reputation such as political party corruption, providing sanctuary to money laundering as exposed by the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers,

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Lessons from South Korea

30 January 2019

Suzanne Snively ONZM
Chair, Transparency International New Zealand

South Korea has a new President and a renewed focus on reducing corruption.

On 7 December 2018, the Korean Institute of Criminology, and the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) hosted the Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC) International Forum on “Anti-Corruption Reforms for a Transparent Society: Experiences and Lessons”.

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International Anti-Corruption Day

8 December 2018

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,

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International Anti-Corruption Conference 2018

10 November 2018

Sarah Mead

Sarah Meads

TINZ Board Legal Secretary

with Delegated Authority for Environmental Governance

Between 22 and 24 October, over 1800 people – including representatives from Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) – convened in Copenhagen to participate in the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). The three day conference (22-24 October 2018) was a chance for people from around the world involved in the fight against corruption to come together,

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