Corruption in New Zealand - Specific Cases Articles

Examples of Corruption in New Zealand

30 January 2019

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

Corruption exists in New Zealand where there will always be individuals and organisations looking to break or bend the rules for personal advantage. Technology is adding new tools and levels of sophistication for corrupt practices. Corruption prevention, detection and prosecution remain critical for New Zealand.

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Leaders Integrity Forum considers corruption risks

3 May 2018

March 2018 will be remembered for decades to come in the annals of Australian cricket history – and all for the wrong reasons.  The ball-tampering scandal by some of Australia’s top cricketers have highlighted the vulnerability of sport to corrupt influences and shown once again how reputations built and maintained over a long time can come tumbling down in moments.

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2017 Corruption Perceptions Index ranks New Zealand Number One

12 March 2018

New Zealand #1 least corrupt public sector in the world

Steve Snively

Transparency Times Newsletter Editor

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 in late February.

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

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Anne Gilbert

Pivotal Anti-corruption Role for Public Sector Leaders

12 March 2018

Anne Gilbert

Anne Gilbert

TINZ Project Manager
Public Sector

The first public sector Leaders Integrity Forum for 2018 focused on how our public servants can support the government in its commitment to combat and prevent corruption in New Zealand. Forum chair, Greg Schollum, Deputy Auditor General, introduced the first speaker, Andrew Bridgman, Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice.

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Hon Clare Curran interviewed by Mark Sainsbury

9 December 2017

Member of Parliament Claire Curran interviewed by Mark Sainsbury.

Curran has the  portfolios of Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media and Minister for Government Digital Services along with an associate portfolio for the State Services Commission.

In this audio interview Curran commits to transparency and expresses willingness to work with Transparency International New Zealand for better practices around transparency.  She also acknowledges the need for conversations about the Protected Disclosures Act

Audio courtesy of RadioLive New Zealand

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Leaders Integrity Forums introductory overview

7 November 2017

Anne Gilbert

TINZ Project Manager
Public Sector

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) works in partnership with the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to host a series of Leaders Integrity Forums for public sector leaders on themes pertaining to transparency, integrity and anti-corruption prevention.

Here, the public sector leaders come together to discuss issues of common interest,

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Paradise Papers

7 November 2017

Steve Snively

TINZ Newsletter Editor

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On 5 November 2017 The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released the Paradise Papers.  This is the same investigative organisation that combed through the Panama Papers and released the results to the world.

According to the ICIJ:

“A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S.

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Trading in influence

4 July 2017

Michael Macaulay

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