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Is a life worth $4.7 million? The wellbeing framework that puts the “value of a statistical life” at $4.7 million is coming under fire.

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman urges scrutiny of ’who controls purse strings of bigger parties’ Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman is pushing for a sweep of measures to ensure increased transparency and better representation in Parliament.

Open Government Partnership: End-of-Term Report by Independent Reviewer on New Zealand’s second National Action Plan 2016-2018 .The report covers the full action plan implementation period from July 2016 through August 2018.

Marginal Open Government progress achieved with the Open Government Partnership second National Action Plan 2016-2018. An independent reviewer has questioned the last government’s efforts to improve openness and transparency, saying a lack of ambition had led to only “marginal” improvements to practice. Its successor has not escaped scrutiny, however, with the suggestion that the visibility of the open government role had diminished since Clare Curran lost the job.

Independent assessment rates DCC as a top performer The Dunedin City Council (DCC) received an ‘A’ grading following an independent assessment known as CouncilMARK – a programme run through Local Government New Zealand. The DCC is one of only six New Zealand councils to have received an overall grading of A or better.

Embracing cameras on fishing boats will be game-changing  WWF believes that putting cameras on commercial fishing boats will be a game-changer for …. enhancing public trust and providing accurate data will provide opportunities for much better management of our fisheries.

Let’s end the ‘shadowy practices’ that stop women from breaking glass ceiling Helen Clark

Auckland hosts world anti-corruption and counter-fraud experts on tackling shared threats Anti-corruption and counter-fraud experts from around the world gathered in Auckland to discuss shared threats, including organised and trans-national crime.


FIFA warns scandal-hit Oceania: Clean-up ‘vital for survival’ Message from FIFA President Gianni Infantino”If there is still somebody in Oceania who is involved in football in any capacity, who has not realised yet that the time of abusing football for personal gain is over, then we can really not help it any more,” Infantino said.

Auckland lawyer cleaning up world sport Maria Clarke has been at the centre of international efforts to clean up world sport since 2016, having been handed the batten by British running legend Lord Sebastian Coe. Now 3 years later she’s in hot demand to help other world sports bodies implement change. Audio on RadioNZ


PNG bishops attack govt over corruption Catholic bishops of Papua New Guinea have lambasted the government for failing to take action on corruption and for what they call its general incompetence.


Troika Laundromat revelations make the case for tougher supervision of Europe’s banking sector

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