Pacific / Pasifika Articles

Mary Jane Kivalu joins TINZ

14 September 2020

Mary Jane Kivalu has joined the Transparency International New Zealand team as the Project Manager of our Network for South Pacific communities.

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TINZ is looking for a Project Manager

6 July 2020

We are looking for a Project Manager to manage our new project, ‘Developing a South Pacific Anti-Corruption Network’ to focus on the South Pacific communities in New Zealand and reaching out to the Pacific.

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Consolidating the Pacific movement against corruption

1 June 2020

Leaders of the anti-corruption movement around the Pacific region convened in early February to facilitate networking, information sharing and to enhance the resilience of Pacific island countries against corruption.

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TINZ Pacific programme

1 June 2020

Julie Haggie

TINZ is excited with the opportunity and some resource, to develop a South Pacific network focussing around anti-corruption and the benefits of transparency and integrity.

The network will include organisations and individuals in the Pacific diaspora in New Zealand, while connecting to South Pacific nations, and Fiji.

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TINZ works with CLCT Integrity Fiji on COVID-19 prevention

30 May 2020

New Zealand has been very supportive of Fiji in dealing with COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold.

TINZ member Claire Johnstone, provided assistance to counter fake news and guide young leaders during these events. 

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TINZ assists Fiji to tackle sport corruption

24 September 2019

Sport integrity is a key component to anti-corruption efforts in New Zealand and Fiji.

TINZ Chair, Suzanne Snively, was a guest speaker to the Fiji National Sport Commission Talanoa.

While there, she conducted a governance workshop for the Integrity Fiji team.

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Inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific submission

31 August 2019


TINZ supports the coalition government’s Pacific Reset initiative, but identifies concerns with the impact of invasive ongoing corruption in the Pacific within business, political, government and civil society. “This is a risk to the security, economy and environment of Pacific nations and to New Zealand.” TINZ recommendations were submitted to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific, in August 2019. 

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Debbie Gee: TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Whistleblowing, Affiliations, and OPG

TINZ facilitates stakeholder engagement for CLCT Integrity Fiji

28 August 2019

Anti-corruption NGOs need proactive engagement and communication strategies for spreading the message of integrity, transparency and accountability. This was one of the key messages recently presented by Debbie Gee of Transparency International New Zealand to the ‘Civic Leaders for Clean Transactions Integrity Fiji’, in Suva.

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Asia Pacific Meeting

1 July 2019

Julie Haggie
Chief Executive Officer
Transparency International New Zealand

I attended the Asia-Pacific regional meeting of Transparency International in Kuala Lumpur at the end of June. This event provided chapters of the Transparency International Asia Pacific Region with a rare opportunity to meet face to face to talk and plan.

Each of the Asia Pacific chapters faces challenges unique to their country,

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