Transparency Articles

Momentum building on lobbyists transparency

10 November 2020

Bryce Edwards
TINZ delegated authority including political party integrity

Transparency issues in New Zealand are suddenly gaining serious momentum, and this is mostly due to the change of government – but not that all of the changes are positive.

An important development as reported earlier {URL to From the Chair}, has been the Green Party decision to make public the appointment diaries of its Ministers and to ban all of its MPs and staff from accepting any gifts made to them.

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Definition of transparency

1 June 2020

John Hall

TINZ Director, John Hall, suggests that “Transparency is when society can trust leaders to use power for social good.”

Part of the reason why we struggle to understand transparency is that there are so many things we want to associate with it. Is there really a common thread between the many disparate concepts?

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Letter to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

7 May 2020

We consider it important that agencies are aware of, and meet, the expectations set out in the Rules of Procurement and the Quick guide to emergency procurement. We would encourage you to remind all public sector leaders of their accountability.

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Rest home reviews will save lives

7 May 2020

Suzanne Snively

It is a matter of life and death that the reviews of personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution and of conditions in rest homes be done comprehensively, openly and truthfully, without the constraints so often built into past reviews of government activities. The findings need to be accompanied with constructive recommendations for improvement.

This is a time for facts and truth. The quality of the lives of caregivers as well as those of our vulnerable New Zealanders in rest home care, depend on it.

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Clinical trial transparency – TINZ influencing for positive change

8 August 2019

Julie Haggie

The Ministry of Health has recently advised that it believes there is benefit to New Zealand in signing the the World Health Organisation (WHO) joint statement on public disclosure of results from clinical trials. This would demonstrate leadership in the sector towards the principles of transparency.

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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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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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Scientific research – a question of integrity

7 September 2018

Josephine Serrallach

Josephine Serrallach

TINZ Director

Corruption Perceptions Index, Global TI Relationships, Sport Integrity

Transparency International New Zealand congratulates the Royal Society for its National Research Charter for Aotearoa New Zealand. This initiative has been developed via a collaborative model with research organisations and funders. It sets out the principles underpinning sound research practice in Aotearoa.

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Trust, transparency and business

31 May 2018

Declan Mordaunt

Declan Mordaunt
TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for T20 Professional Services Network

Under the title of “the Trust Crisis”, the April/May Edition of Acuity (the magazine of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) contains two articles on the topic of trust and business. Each emphasises the important role of trust for businesses and the need for transparency.

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Momentum building on lobbyists transparency

12 March 2018

Bryce Edwards

TINZ delegated authority including political party integrity

Transparency issues in New Zealand are suddenly gaining serious momentum  mostly due to the change of government. Not all  the changes are positive.

An important development has been the Green Party decision to make public the appointment diaries of its Ministers and to ban all of its MPs and staff from accepting gifts..

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