TINZ will take a functional approach in progressing the New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment and do so in the context of the Treaty of Waitangi. For 2023 and into 2024 we will be working on Business Integrity and Corruption prevention and exposure.Find out More
The fight against corruption and the fight for climate justice are not separate struggles, but rather two sides of the same coin. Corruption is a major obstacle to addressing the threat of climate change. Combatting corruption is essential for building a sustainable and equitable future.Find out More
The NZ International Fraud Film Festival will be held on March 29 and March 30 at Q Theatre in Auckland. Find out More
The common narrative in Turkey is that “it is not the earthquake killing us, it is the buildings”. It is about time to change this to “it is not the earthquake killing us, it is the corruption…Find out More
A brief update on coming activities for New Zealand's United Nations Convention against Corruption commitment and OECD Anti-Bribery Convention particiption.Find out More
NZ International Fraud Film Festival will be held on March 29 and March 30 at Q Theatre in Auckland. This is a two-day festival of documentaries about fraud and its prevention, followed by live discussions to inspire awareness and debate around these issues.Find out More
Pacific Island countries face particular corruption risks given their relatively small populations, dependence on natural resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and recent transition to democracy. However, evidence about levels and patterns of corruption is still limited.Find out More
TINZ's submission response covers the elements of the Bill that are particularly relevant to our areas of focus – anti corruption, good governance and transparency for accountability.Find out More
Today - 9 December 2022 - is International Anti-Corruption Day occurring alongside the International Anti-Corruption Conference. Find out More
The imminent creation of an Australian anti-corruption agency causes us to ask the question whether there is a similar need in New ZealandFind out More
The just released Transparency International (TI) Exporting Corruption 2022 report finds only two of 47 top exporting countries actively enforce against cross-border bribery. New Zealand’s excellent reputation coupled with lax enforcement of foreign bribery is a dangerous combination.Find out More
Historical corruption in a ‘non-corrupt’ society: Aotearoa New Zealand recently published by Robert Gregory and Daniel Zirker reconsiders New Zealand’s reputation as a country largely without corruption with reference to colonial government’s confiscation of Māori land in the 19th century and beyond.Find out More
TINZ CEO Julie Haggie spent the last week of August in Taipei as one of a five-member, anti-corruption expert committee reviewing efforts by the Taiwanese to meet the requirements of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Here is her report including a couple of awesome interviews.Find out More
The West can no longer allow its financial systems to enable dirty money flows around the globe. Now is the time for governments to put a full stop to the dirty money that fuels corruption and conflict. Find out More
There has been slow steady progress on some of New Zealand’s National Integrity System Assessments’ recommendations, but as we emerge from the COVID crisis there is much more to be done.Find out More
Corruption may be a multifaceted problem, but it is one we know how to solve. Here are the fundamental steps to curtail the vicious cycle of corruption, human rights violations and democratic decline.Find out More
Today, 9 December is World Anti-Corruption Day. The 2021 International Anti-Corruption Day seeks to highlight the rights and responsibilities of everyone - including States, Government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and youth - in tackling corruption.Find out More
Corruption such as in occurred with Mozambican bond fraud severely impacts the lives of millions, while justice for the perpetrators is slow and manageable.Find out More
The UNCAC Coalition’s Working Group on Victims of Corruption is launching the short film contest: ‘Unveiling our Stories: Victims of Corruption’ and invites film makers – no matter if students, amateurs or professionals – to submit relevant works.
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“As kaitiaki, and central to the concept of kaitiakitanga, we strive to ensure we leave behind a world that is better than how we found it. Corruption directly prevents us from doing this”- The Honourable Kris Faafoi representing New ZealandFind out More
TINZ is monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the 2018 NIS update, along with outstanding recommendations from the 2013 NIS report. Find out More
While the pandemic is taking a terrible toll on so many, the super rich have prospered like never before. Excerpt of an article by Transparency International founder Frans Vogl appearing in The Globalist.Find out More
New Zealand is signed up to several international mechanisms that aim to reduce corruption across the world. Two of the most important are the Financial Action Task Force and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.Find out More
In order to ensure that substantive progress is made in tackling corruption, the United Nations Convention against Corruption Coalition is advocating for Member States to make a number of key commitments during the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session focused on corruption.Find out More
The first-ever Pacific Islands Corruption Barometer is being conducted through Transparency International’s Indo-Pacific Partnership for Strong, Transparent, Responsive & Open Networks for Good Governance.Find out More
Transparency International chapters in New Zealand and Denmark agree that it is great to see well founded trust in our respective public services. But there are still integrity and transparency gaps, that are enabling corrupt practices which need fixing now.
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Today, 9 December 2020 is International Anti-Corruption Day, with the theme ‘Recover with Integrity’.
The response to the COVID-19 virus is creating new opportunities to exploit weak oversight and inadequate transparency, diverting funds away from people in their hour of greatest need.Find out More
The threat of Australia and New Zealand being used for international corruption remains real. The combination of a reputation for probity coupled with limited enforcement capacity and legislative gaps is an extremely dangerous one.Find out More
Transparency International's report: Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, finds that active international enforcement against foreign bribery is shockingly low.
The report labels New Zealand at “limited enforcement.” and finds that New Zealand is not doing enough to fight foreign bribery.Find out More
“Anti-corruption advocacy in Fiji is urgently needed", says Jofiliti Veikoso, the Board Chairperson of Civic Leaders for Clean Transactions Integrity Fiji (CLCT-IF). "We are deeply grateful for the continued support of both Transparency International New Zealand and Transparency International in expediting our work during this challenging pandemic period."Find out More
New Zealand’s commitment towards implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption is ongoing. There has been good progress in several areas, but plenty of room remains to more fully meet our commitments. One area in particular is the need for more transparency of beneficial ownership.Find out More
We have a long way to go to redress the imbalance of importing rare earths in return for exporting corruption. New Zealand should consider a law similar to that being introduced in Switzerland. Applying New Zealand’s relatively high standards externally, could go a long way towards helping New Zealand move to a small but influential role in reducing the import and export of corruption.Find out More
The 2020 Doc Edge festival "Life Unscripted" is online in New Zealand from Friday 12 June until Sunday 5 July. International documentaries explore themes including political integrity, public sector and private sector accountability, and the challenges of upholding truth in journalism.Find out More
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?Find out More
As we move past the COVID-19 epidemic and into recovery, there is an ongoing need for legislative and policy innovation.
We must not forget our values in the excitement of doing new things.Find out More
As a consequence of panic buying in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments the world over have scrambled to award massive contracts to third-party vendors, with little if any, formal process and certainly no due diligence. This has sparked the interest of opportunists and crooks alike.Find out More
Transparency and accountability must not be lost in the haste to respond to COVID-19. Trust is a commodity that is vital to New Zealand's economic recovery in both domestic and export markets. Here are practical steps for businesses to take now while dealing with COVID-19 and preparing for after.Find out More
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.Find out More
No matter how large and reputable an organisation nor whether it is private or public, systems and preventative measures may still be weak and ineffective to prevent bribery. The Airbus bribery case should be a call to all New Zealand organisations to review the risks around corruption and bribery internally, to ensure their measures are tested to prove effective.Find out More