Pacific / Pasifika Articles

Combatting Bribery and Corruption across Asia and the Pacific

14 July 2018

Karen Webster

Dr Karen Webster

TINZ Director 

Many innovative projects and initiatives for combating bribery and corruption were revealed at the recent Transparency International (TI) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting and Integrity Conference (Taiwan, June 2018). Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) was represented by Operations Manager, Stephanie Hopkins,

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New Zealand Government prioritises Pacifika corruption

4 April 2018

Claire Johnstone

Member with delegated authority on Pacific programme

We are very pleased to hear the new government is prioritising New Zealand’s involvement in the Pacific.

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) shares the Minister of Foreign Affairs concerns about the Pacific and in particular, the influence China and Russia are having on the region.

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TI-PNG briefs Asia Pacific Region Meeting 29 July 2017

Corruption in PNG and the Pacific

1 November 2017

At the end of July 2017, TINZ held a three-day meeting of Transparency International’s Asia Pacific chapters. TI’s Global Chair, José Ugaz was in attendance. He saw first-hand that corruption remains entrenched throughout many places in the Pacific. The following letter was sent to him by TI-PNG’s Chair, Lawrence Stephens.

Letter from Lawrence Stephens, Chair TI-PNG

Dear José,

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Lest we forget PNG 20 unresolved issues

21 August 2017


Papua New Guinea review of 20 unresolved issues of national concern 2007

Transparency International PNG report about corruption in PNG highlighting 20 major unresolved issues in the country.

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TINZ hosts Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

13 July 2017

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) hosted a mid-year Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) from 28–30 July 2017 in Wellington for the Chapters of the region. As funding and unexpectedly stringent New Zealand visa requirements prohibited the attendance of representatives from Chapters such as Pakistan, the meeting was a “virtual one”, using digital technology.

Transparency International Chair,

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Transparency International Papua New Guinea Executive Director stepping down

21 April 2017

Farewell and tenkyu tumas (thank you) to Emily George Taule!

After 12 years at the helm of Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) as the Executive Director, Emily George Taule has stepped down for a well-earned break. One of the longest serving Executive Director’s in the movement, Emily has served TIPNG and the Transparency cause with much commitment, passion and inspiration. 

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Corruption prevention conference in Timor-Leste

9 March 2017

Corruption Prevention Conference in Timor-Leste panel. Left to right: Moderator: Dr. José Teixeira, Lawyer; Ms. Janine McGruddy, Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International New Zealand; Dr. Artidjo Alkostar, Judge of the Supreme Court of Indonesia; Prof. Jorge Cláudio Bacelar Gouveia, Professor of Law of the University Nova of Lisbon; Dr. Dionísio Babo Soares, Phd, Minister of State, Coordinator of State Administration Affairs and Justice and Minister of State Administration.

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