Civics Articles

Elections 2019 – raising questions on integrity

9 September 2019

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) contributes to local government democracy by promoting integrity and civic literacy. More than 1000 local body candidates will receive its ‘Questions on Integrity’ this week.

These questions are on topics around ethics, accountability, transparency and community representation.

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“She’ll be right” will not protect New Zealand’s democracy

1 September 2019

The survival of New Zealand’s democracy faces unprecedented threats over the next thirty years. A kiwi characteristic that could severely impede our capacity to respond, is the complacency of “she’ll be right”. Actually, it won’t be! Democracies need to be nurtured and supported – or risk having them turn into something else. There are four critical steps to shore up our democracy and sustain it.

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Local Body Elections: Questions for Candidates

28 August 2019

Get to know your candidates!  To help, Transparency International New Zealand has designed five sets of questions that can be used when talking with a local body candidate.

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Elections 2019 Questions to ask candidates

9 August 2019

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) has designed sets of questions that can be used when talking with a local body candidate.

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School Leavers’ Toolkit: Increasing civics education for young people

8 August 2019

The School Leavers’ Toolkit (Toolkit) is a commitment to provide all young people with the knowledge, skills and capabilities they need to transition successfully into further education, training or employment. This includes financial literacy, personal wellbeing, key workplace competencies and an understanding of civics and how our political system operates.

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Civics education needs consensus

14 December 2018

John Hall

John Hall

TINZ Director

Civics & Human Rights

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) recently commented on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Review conducted as part of the national Education Conversation | Korero Matauranga.  TINZ advocated an important attribute of any transparent and accountable society is that its citizens have the literacy to actively participate in routine social and democratic activities. 

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