Media Releases

Parliamentary monitoring and reporting is critical in dealing with COVID-19 responses

28 March 2020

“The risk of fraud and corruption is compounded during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. When quick decisions are necessary to move vast amounts of resources, bribery, fraud and corruption abound,” says Suzanne Snively, Chair of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ). “We must anticipate this now to avoid dilution of our government’s relief and recovery efforts.”

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New Zealand tops the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index

23 January 2020

The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index released on 23 January, 2020 by Transparency International has New Zealand sitting first equal with Denmark with a score of 87 out of 100. Compiled annually by Transparency International (a global anti-corruption organisation), the index ranks countries worldwide by perceived levels of public sector corruption.

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Algorithm Charter puts the focus on people

6 January 2020

Transparency of political party funding is essential to provide clarity about who is influencing decision making.

The lack of transparency is putting New Zealand’s reputation for strong integrity at serious risk. It erodes trust in our elected representatives, degrades our financial well-being, and impacts on our society and how it works together.

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Transparency of Political Party Funding Essential

25 November 2019

Transparency of political party funding is essential to provide clarity about who is influencing decision making.

The lack of transparency is putting New Zealand’s reputation for strong integrity at serious risk. It erodes trust in our elected representatives, degrades our financial well-being, and impacts on our society and how it works together.

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Crackdown on Money Laundering Applauded

30 October 2019

It is essential to New Zealand’s reputation and wellbeing that serious effort is made to prevent money laundering activities within our financial, corporate and trust systems. TINZ is encouraged about the increased spotlight on AML/CFT compliance in New Zealand and internationally.

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Elections 2019 – raising questions on integrity

9 September 2019

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) contributes to local government democracy by promoting integrity and civic literacy. More than 1000 local body candidates will receive its ‘Questions on Integrity’ this week.

These questions are on topics around ethics, accountability, transparency and community representation.

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World first independent assessment of the integrity of the NZ financial system

5 June 2019

On 5 June financial sector leaders from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland to launch Transparency International New Zealand’s world leading method for measuring the robustness of New Zealand’s financial systems.

Called the Financial Integrity Systems Assessment (FISA), this approach is the first ever review of a country’s financial systems.

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Business and parliament need to step up to stronger integrity systems says TINZ roadmap

22 May 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.

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Standing with the Muslim Community

16 March 2019

Transparency International New Zealand stands beside the Muslim communities of New Zealand, and we uphold the values of kindness, tolerance and aroha.

We extend our condolences and prayers to New Zealand’s Muslim communities and particularly the families affected by the horror in Christchurch.

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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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