Panama Papers Articles

Paradise Papers

7 November 2017

Steve Snively

TINZ Newsletter Editor


On 5 November 2017 The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released the Paradise Papers.  This is the same investigative organisation that combed through the Panama Papers and released the results to the world.

According to the ICIJ:

“A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S.

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anti-corruption groups vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Global shockwaves from bombing of Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia

7 November 2017

David Dunsheath

Newsletter Co-Editor

It is with huge dismay that we learn of this tragic event.

On 16 October, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, wrote her last post on her  ‘Running Commentary’ news blog.

Less than an hour later, she was murdered in a car bomb attack.

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Remember the Panama Papers – What happened?

21 August 2017

by Brendon Wilson

TINZ Director

Writing for Employers and Manufacturers Association

BusinessPlus Magazine – August 2017

Editor’s Note This article is particularly timely in light of the recent murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta and the release of the Paradise Papers

Following the Panama Papers leak -a whistleblowing event of heroic proportions- to a world audience in 2016,

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TINZ applauds decline in foreign trusts Media Release

11 July 2017


The sharp decline in registrations strongly suggests that there are number of foreign trusts involved in activities that couldn’t stand scrutiny.

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Hard evidence of corruption funded offshore trusts lands in New Zealand courtroom

20 April 2017

According to reports, the family trusts of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho are the direct owners of assets including a Bombardier private jet valued at $49 million, a hotel in Beverly Hills and a $55m Los Angeles mansion. According to the US Department of Justice these assets were acquired with part of $5 billion misappropriated from the Malaysian state.

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Event – The Panama Papers: Lessons for law, policy and journalism

27 July 2016

Join the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) for a special event to explore the impacts and implications from the recent Panama Papers, both here in New Zealand and around the world.

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2016

Time: 5:45pm – 7:15 pm

Venue: Rurtherford House Lecture Theatre 1

RSVP: Please RSVP to Victoria University’s IGPS for this seminar.

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Unregistered shell companies have no place in New Zealand

25 April 2016

The Panama Papers created a clarion call drawing attention to the specific actions New Zealand needs to take in order to prevent corruption in monetary transactions and asset exchanges.‎ The ease of setting up companies and trusts in New Zealand has earned us an international reputation as a safe haven for criminals and deposed governments to launder money and to store illegally acquired assets.

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Panama Papers Media Release

6 April 2016


“Tax Haven” structures risk damage to New Zealanders

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