Governance Articles

Opportunities and Challenges for Ethical Leadership

14 July 2018

New Zealand may consistently score first on Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, but it should not be complacent and could still aim higher. So said Professor Karin Lasthuizen in her inaugural public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington’s Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership.

“There are new risks to our integrity that we should not be naïve about,” Lasthuizen told her audience at Victoria Business School,

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The importance of culture with AML/CFT Phase 2

14 July 2018

Nicholas Gilmour

Financial crime consultant

Guest author

Nicholas was involved in the development of the ‘Phase 2’ legislation as a member of the New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit.

New Zealand is adopting new money laundering and terrorist financing preventative measures. The Phase 2 implementation programme – which extends existing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation – introduces new reporting entities into a compliance regime.

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SDG Summit on 23 April 2018

12 March 2018

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath
Board Member with delegated Authority for SDG’s

Nearly two and a half years into the United Nation’s 15-year Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme, wide spread public awareness of these SDGs is only now dawning in New Zealand.  Government, civil society and business institutions have only recently begun to align their policy settings with specific SDGs of relevance to them.

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TINZ New Year’s Wishes

10 November 2017

TINZ Staff

New Governments tend to bring with them fresh optimism and hope for further reform, and New Zealand is no exception.  We are very pleased with the commitments this government has made for better practices around issues of transparency.  Several Members of Parliament have promised to work directly with Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) in advancing our mutual corruption prevention interests.

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Fiona Tregonning Bell Gully

Acceptable bounds for gifts and hospitality for public officials

8 March 2017

The following table is © Bell Gully and reproduced with permission. It was produced by former TINZ Director and current Bell Gully Senior Associate Fiona Tregonning who works with organisations in managing corruption risks. The full article is here: New Zealand public sector on top – but fight against corruption real.

Findings by Judge Sally Fitzgerald in the Auckland Transport case of R vs Borlase &

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New Zealand Joins The Open Government Partnership Media Release

19 September 2013


Transparency International New Zealand Welcomes Prime Minister’s News: NZ to join Open Government Partnership.

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No Complacency for Corruption on Anniversary of 100 Years of Public Service Act TINZ PR 2013

1 April 2013

TINZ Press Release 1 April 2013: The New Zealand public sector has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the least corrupt in the world. On the day of its 100th Anniversary, Transparency International (New Zealand) warns that there is no room for complacency in the quest towards higher standards of governance.

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Corporate Corruption Are We Clean

1 March 2012

Corporate Corruption: Are we as clean as we seem? 1 March 2012

Recently TI-NZ Chair Suzanne Snively was interviewed for NZ Management Magazine’s The Director Bimonthly.

New Zealand has an almost ‘corruption free’ global business and political reputation. Transparency International (TI), the world’s leading watchdog of corrupt practices, ranks us second only to Denmark as the least corrupt country in the world.

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Select Committee Submission on Electorial Funding September 2007

1 September 2007


TINZ Submission regarding electorial funding.

This submission reflects our concern to ensure maximum transparency in governance, particularly as it relates to governmental procedures.

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