Pacific / Pasifika Articles

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

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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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Corrupt Elections in the Solomons

3 June 2019

The following information was posted to Facebook by Transparency International PNG on 21st May 2019.

2019 NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTION – THE WORST AND MOST CORRUPT EVER RUN IN SOLOMON ISLANDS SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

Loss of control

“The number of election petitions raised against the 27 winning candidates confirms that Chief Electoral Officer, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) lost control of the 2019 National General Election”,

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Integrity Fiji working to fight corruption

5 April 2019

Claire Johnstone
TINZ Member with Delegated Authority Pacific Programme

Integrity Fiji, the national anti-corruption NGO for Fiji has been making solid inroads into working with their government and citizens to stem the flow of corruption.

Indicative of this is that the Deputy Commissioner of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC), George Westlake Langman, has asked Integrity Fiji to meet and discuss ways they can collaborate to fight corruption.

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Pacific Region Meeting of Transparency International

26 February 2019

Claire Johnstone
TINZ Member with Delegated Authority Pacific Programme
Pacific Visioning Meeting

TINZ worked together with its global secretariat, Transparency International (TI) to bring together the 5 Pacific TI Chapters plus Integrity Fiji, for a Pacific Visioning Meeting on 8 and 9 February 2019 in Wellington.

The meeting was arranged on short notice with enthusiastic support from the TINZ Team.

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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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