Sport Articles

TINZ and NZMAI sign affiliation agreement

10 November 2018

The New Zealand Martial Arts Institute (NZMAI) and Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) formalised an agreement at the recent TINZ AGM, that recognises NZMAI’s commitment to ethical behaviour in sport.

TINZ is very happy to sign this first Memorandum of Understanding with a New Zealand sporting body.   

The NZMAI is established to build the credibility of Martial Arts within New Zealand. 

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Sport NZ seeks public views on sport integrity

10 November 2018

31 October 2018

Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the next six weeks.

“There’s no question New Zealanders love sport, but we also know that the integrity of sport is increasingly threatened at grassroots and elite levels by issues such as sideline behaviour,

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Bryan Fogel and “Icarus”

4 October 2018

A sobering tale of corruption in sport

Suzanne Snively, ONZM


Transparency International New Zealand Inc.

New Zealand Rugby and Crimestoppers recently hosted Academy Award-Winning film director Bryan Fogel at a presentation about his Netflix documentary, ICARUS, in Wellington. It was attended by a large crowd of sports administrators, government officials and interested stakeholders. 

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Safeguarding the integrity of Australian sport

7 August 2018

The Australian Government released a review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements – the most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken.

“The Review acknowledges Australia’s position as a world leader in sports integrity; however, identifies serious and emerging threats that require a national approach,” said the Australian Minister for Sport, the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

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Leaders Integrity Forum considers corruption risks

3 May 2018

March 2018 will be remembered for decades to come in the annals of Australian cricket history – and all for the wrong reasons.  The ball-tampering scandal by some of Australia’s top cricketers have highlighted the vulnerability of sport to corrupt influences and shown once again how reputations built and maintained over a long time can come tumbling down in moments.

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Suzanne Snively ONZM Chair Transparency International New Zealand

From the Chair

4 April 2018

The movie, “The Armstrong Lie”, should have better prepared me for the Australia cricket scandal. Lance Armstrong’s cheating behaviour was so disturbing that I kept shaking myself during the film, hoping to wake up and find that it was a nightmare.  

Here was a man so determined to win that he followed the innovative, interventionist and illegal prescription of his Italian specialist doctor for years.

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Aussie Cricket Incident

4 April 2018

James Brown

Member with delegated authority on

Sporting Integrity

Cricket has been around for awhile, beginning in the late 16th century in south east England. It became a global sport in the 19th century. In the 17th century, it was decreed that cricket would be played in “a gentlemanly manner” with no sledging,

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New Zealand government agency to launch inquiry into integrity in sport

20 December 2017

Mark Nicholas

According to a report in the New Zealand Herald – New Zealand government agency to launch inquiry into integrity in sport – Sport New Zealand is considering a review into sport integrity. Concerns over doping, match-fixing, corruption and other issues grow causing the need for further review of the sporting sector.

The Crown Entity, which is responsible for the leadership of the sport and recreation sector,

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Fact, fallacy or simply wishful thinking?

14 October 2017

Barry Gordon

Lecturer in Health and Physical Education

Victoria University of Wellington


Sport has traditionally been presented as a positive force in society, a means to integrate diverse fractions, to generate peace and of developing “good character”.

How true then are the claims that sport acts as a catalyst for moral development and has the ability to turn around people’s lives?

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David Howman’s support of sporting integrity

30 May 2017

David Howman

by Mark Sainsbury

TINZ Director

Having David Howman at your board meeting is like listening to a secret witness at a mafia extortion trial. You can’t believe the extent of the corruption you hear about and to be honest, you wonder how the witness got out alive.

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