Public Sector Articles

Public Service Bill introduced to Parliament

12 December 2019

In mid November State Services Minister Chris Hipkins introduced the Public Service Bill marking the beginning of a legislative process to replace the State Sector Act 1988. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 January 2020. 

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Ethical leadership discussed at Leaders Integrity Forum

8 August 2019

Anne Gilbert

Culture and Conduct: Creating a culture of integrity and code of ethics, was the theme of the June 2019 Public Sector Leaders Integrity Forum. This was chaired by Debbie Francis who recently completed an independent external review of the workplace conduct of Parliament. She noted in her introduction that changing an established organisational culture is more powerful than strategy and more difficult to change.

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‘Think Broad’ public service sector changes ahead

5 July 2019

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins announced broad changes to boost public sector performance and responsiveness. At a 26 June event he released planned reforms to the State Sector Act 1988.

Minister Hipkins emphasized the need for government to put wellbeing at the forefront of public service delivery.  He noted that major goals such as child wellbeing can’t be addressed by one Agency or Department or separate agencies working independently.

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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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Public sector leaders discuss CPI issues

26 February 2019

Anne Gilbert

The Leaders Integrity Forum held on 14 February was focused on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (TI-CPI).  The forum explored what this index tells us about the challenges and risks to democracy in our rapidly changing world and how public sector leaders can make a difference.

TINZ Chief Executive, Julie Haggie, provided an overview of New Zealand’s number-two standing within the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018. 

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Submission: Government Procurement Guidelines, Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

19 February 2019


Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submission on Government Procurement Guidelines, Code of Conduct for Suppliers which fits closely with TINZ objectives of transparency, integrity and accountability.
In preparing this submission TINZ formed a team from its Board and selected Members with Delegated Authority (MDA) who have experience in this topic.

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Anne Gilbert

Forums explore Well-being and Open Government

14 December 2018

Anne Gilbert

Open Government – Do we hear the people sing?

Open government is built on transparency, participation and accountability- it’s a cornerstone of good government, supporting New Zealanders to have their say on what matters to them.  

The theme of the October Leaders Integrity Forum was Open Government and effectively listening to the people. Andrew Kibblewhite, Chief Executive,

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Ministerial diary publication strengthens transparency

11 December 2018

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is encouraged by the public release of ministerial diaries. We applaud actions, such as the release of official information to the public, that lead to a stronger New Zealand integrity system.

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Long term outcomes vs short term goals

10 November 2018

by Lyn McMorran
Lyn thanked Adrian Orr for his presentation

The members of TINZ were very lucky to have the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), Adrian Orr, speak to them about what transparency means to him and how to achieve it, at their AGM held in Wellington on Monday 29 October.

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