Media Releases

New Zealand has one of the least corrupt public sectors in the world

29 January 2019

New Zealand has again been ranked as having one of the least corrupt public sectors and judiciaries in the World.

The Corruption Perceptions Index (TI-CPI) released on 29 January by Berlin based Transparency International has New Zealand dropping its score to come second after Denmark, whose overall score stayed the same.

Since the inception of the TI-CPI in 1995, New Zealand has vied for first place with the Scandinavian countries. For the 2017 TI-CPI, Denmark came second to New Zealand.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 Media Release

24 January 2019

New Zealand’s public sector was ranked the least corrupt in the world, according to Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

The Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) 2018 CPI Media Release will be here when the CPI is released at 6:01 p.m. 29 January 2019.

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

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Ministerial diary publication strengthens transparency

11 December 2018

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is encouraged by the public release of ministerial diaries. We applaud actions, such as the release of official information to the public, that lead to a stronger New Zealand integrity system.

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New Zealand needs increased efforts to fight foreign bribery

27 September 2018

Just released report shows that New Zealand has made little progress since its 2015 ranking of “limited enforcement.”

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TINZ and UNA NZ sign affiliation agreement

27 July 2018

The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) and Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) and have made an agreement to fully affiliate and co-operate with each other.

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Parliamentarian diary publication strengthens transparency

24 July 2018

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is encouraged by the public release of parliamentarian diaries. Today Green party ministers released meeting logs for their official activities within the last three months. This is an important step in strengthening the transparency of New Zealand’s political process.

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Julie Haggie appointed CEO of Transparency International New Zealand

19 July 2018

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) has appointed Julie Haggie to become its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Investigative journalists find suspicious foreign trusts in New Zealand

20 April 2018

New Zealand remains vulnerable to the flow of illicit offshore assets. An Auckland company is caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients.

“This article is striking. The amount of money involved and the newness of this activity are a strong signal that more needs to be done to prevent New Zealand trusts and companies from laundering foreign assets acquired under suspicious circumstances. We are left wondering just how much corrupt wealth is sheltered through New Zealand,” says Suzanne Snively, Chair of Transparency International New Zealand.fully transparent.

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Report on Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism warns against complacency

18 March 2018

In its updated assessment the New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) said $1.35 billion of domestic criminal proceeds is generated for laundering in New Zealand each year.

While the new requirement under the anti money laundering and counter terrorism act to be implemented in July will further assist the prevention of money laundering for terrorist and other criminal purposes financial transactions are not the only identifier of criminal intent. The Government needs to pass with urgency the bill that will identify beneficial ownership of trusts followed quickly with an amendment to cover all legal entities used by overseas sources and with the register fully transparent.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2017

22 February 2018

New Zealand #1 least corrupt public sector in the world

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 today.

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

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