The 2021-2022 Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) Annual Report was provided to members at the Annual General Meeting on 29th November. TINZ has had a positive impact on integrity in New Zealand, as we applied strategic thinking and resources to influence change, for the common good.
TINZ submission to the Electoral Review consultation based on expert advice from John Hall, Ellie McKenzie, Brendon Wilson, Debbie Gee and Julie Haggie. It is further informed by our past research, integrity assessments and submissions.
An OIA by TINZ reveals that there is very little data available about the activities of trusts in New Zealand. This limited data highlights the need for more information about these arrangements to increase protection against criminals using New Zealand’s opacity to launder money and hide corruptly gained assets.
TINZ was represented by Julie Haggie and Debbie Gee at the mid-point review of Transparency International’s Indo-Pacific Partnership for Strong, Transparent, Responsive and Open Networks for Good Governance 2020-2023 in Bali. Face-to-face collegiality, the opportunity to forge new relationships, rekindle existing ones, and build strong effective networks after years of being able to meet only online, were arguably the most valuable outcomes of all.