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Transparency International New Zealand
17 November 2013
Patron, Sir Don McKinnon

National Integrity System Assessment New Zealand 2013 Media Release

In 2012 and 2013 Transparency International New Zealand undertook New Zealand’s second National Integrity System Assessment. This study was designed to be more comprehensive, more consultative and more effective than its first NIS published 10 years ago. It has proceeded from a strict assessment into an active implementation phase.

This project is a substantial commitment on the part of TINZ and its partners to create a definitive roadmap for a corruption intolerant New Zealand.


Report on Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism warns against complacency

18 March 2018

In its updated assessment the New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) said $1.35 billion of domestic criminal proceeds is generated for laundering in New Zealand each year.

While the new requirement under the anti money laundering and counter terrorism act to be implemented in July will further assist the prevention of money laundering for terrorist and other criminal purposes financial transactions are not the only identifier of criminal intent. The Government needs to pass with urgency the bill that will identify beneficial ownership of trusts followed quickly with an amendment to cover all legal entities used by overseas sources and with the register fully transparent.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2017

22 February 2018

New Zealand #1 least corrupt public sector in the world

New Zealand’s public sector is ranked the least corrupt in the world, according to Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released globally today.

Compiled annually by Berlin-based Transparency International, the CPI ranks countries worldwide by perceived levels of public sector corruption.

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International Anti-Corruption Day 2017

7 December 2017

“This is a good day to remind your local MP to enjoin Parliament to become the global leader of countries working together to stop illicit financial flows, to stem international money laundering and develop stronger policies to prevent domestic corruption,” says Suzanne Snively, Chair of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ).

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Protect our whistleblowers

8 August 2017

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is calls for better whistleblower protection.

The recent fraud case at the Ministry of Transport highlights the ineffectiveness in existing whistleblowing practice. “Whistleblowers – and their protection – are important to preserving New Zealand’s reputation,” says TINZ Director, David McNeill.  “We expect this to be a poignant issue during the election season.”

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Auditor General resignation requires transparency

5 August 2017

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) calls on Parliament to release the report by Sir Maarten Wevers that lead to the resignation of Auditor-General Martin Matthews.

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