Media Releases

Protect our whistleblowers

8 August 2017

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is calls for better whistleblower protection.

The recent fraud case at the Ministry of Transport highlights the ineffectiveness in existing whistleblowing practice. “Whistleblowers – and their protection – are important to preserving New Zealand’s reputation,” says TINZ Director, David McNeill.  “We expect this to be a poignant issue during the election season.”

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Auditor General resignation requires transparency

5 August 2017

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) calls on Parliament to release the report by Sir Maarten Wevers that lead to the resignation of Auditor-General Martin Matthews.

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TINZ applauds decline in foreign trusts Media Release

11 July 2017

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The sharp decline in registrations strongly suggests that there are number of foreign trusts involved in activities that couldn’t stand scrutiny.

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Transformation in the State Services Commission? Integrity finally gets a seat at the top table in the Public Sector

11 May 2017

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State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ’s Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards.

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Public Sector Integrity Media Release

11 May 2017

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State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ’s Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards.

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Defence Inquiry Media Release

2 April 2017

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Transparency needed to support the integrity of our Defence Force

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release

25 January 2017

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Transparency International

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Anti-corruption day 2016

17 December 2016

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Looking forward from Anti‐Corruption Day, New Zealand needs to ensure all public sector agencies’ and private sector integrity systems are world class with high levels of transparency, integrity and accountability.

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Saudi Sheep Transparency

3 November 2016

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TINZ Media release in response to he Auditor-General’s report on the Government’s Saudi Sheep Contract which provides the basis for a wider public debate about corruption and bribery.

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Open Government Partnership second National Action Plan media release

21 October 2016

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This plan is a solid roadmap to achieving more openness in government. This NAP delivers a strong positive message on the importance of transparency and the need for new initiatives.

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