Newsletter - From the Chair Articles

From the Chair

25 May 2016

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

New Zealand is increasingly a place rich in diversity – and this results in awareness, empathy and engagement with international politics and global economics. This is very precious.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the developed world is becoming less like this.

Following the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States there have been subsequent terrorist attacks across the globe,

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From the Chair

25 May 2016

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

The doors are opening as people and organisations increasingly see the value of strong integrity systems and transparency. The exposure is also showing that there’s still a lot to do.

Each sector has greater clarity about what is required to prevent corruption.

  • There is now recognition of delayed maintenance in the public sector.
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From the Chair

3 May 2016

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

These last two and a bit months has seen the TINZ team working harder than usual, what with activities going on at the same time in New Zealand, Panama and London. Thanks to TINZ virtual office with the timely assistance of Ferdinand Balfoort, currently residing in London, and a Board member working there that week,

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From the Chair

25 April 2016

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

This newsletter brings especially good news.

Several of the core public sector agencies (the State Services Commission, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, The Treasury, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Building, Employment and Innovation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Justice and Serious Fraud Office) –

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From the Chair

1 March 2016

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair


TINZ new banner outside Auckland February event with Mark Sainsbury, Master of Ceremonies for the event

An engaged audience at TINZ’s first Auckland panel discussion of the year, How New Zealand Can Prevent Corruption and Why it Matters (25 February), highlighted the range of areas where the wider public believes that corruption exists in New Zealand.

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From the Chair

1 February 2016

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

Last month’s publication of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (TI-CPI) brings a storm warning for New Zealand’s future living standards with a drop from 2nd to 4th place between 2014 and 2015.

New Zealand has always been in the top four rankings of the TI-CPI since the beginning of the survey.

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From the Chair

11 November 2015

Suzanne Snively
Chair, Transparency International New Zealand Inc (TINZ)

New Zealand sits at the centre of a perfect storm.

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From the Chair

26 October 2015

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

It's a good thing the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Bill isn't a part of the All Blacks play list. Every time the Bill goes onto the Parliamentary Order Paper and gets close to the goal posts, the goal posts are moved. Let’s hope that we don’t have to wait for another Rugby World Cup before passing this legislation that puts it in a position to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

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From the Chair

10 September 2015

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

I have just returned from this year’s Transparency International (TI) Annual Members Meeting (AMM) held in Putrajaya, Malaysia from the end of August.

The AMM was held during the week of Merdeka, a celebration of Malaysia’s independence from colonial rule in 1957. Amidst the Malaysian flag-draped buildings and the smoky atmosphere from burning across the way in Indonesia,

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From the Chair

7 July 2015

Suzanne Snively
TINZ Chair

Diplomacy and sport are areas where New Zealand punches above its weight on the international stage. And in each case, an attribute is a focus on fairness and trust, factors that contribute to international experts' assessments, compiled into the TI CPI ranking New Zealand as one of the least corrupt public sectors on the globe.

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