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Auditor-General declines reuest on Mangawhai wastewater

Friday, 21 August 2015, 12:21 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

After careful consideration, the Auditor-General, Lyn Provost, has again declined to make a report under section 44 of the Local Government Act 2002 about any losses that may have been incurred by the Kaipara District Council for the Mangawhai community ... More >>

Consulting the community on local authorities' 10-year plan

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 2:13 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Consultation with the community is a fundamental part of the local government long-term planning process. It is very important that local authorities provide quality information to their communities so that "the right debate" can be held as they plan for the ... More >>

Reflections from our audits: Service delivery

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 5:03 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

My Office's vision is that our work improves the performance of, and the public's trust in, the public sector. We report independently on how taxes and rates are spent and how public entities perform. Our work on auditing all of New Zealand's public ... More >>

Auditor-General's inquiry terms of reference published

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:56 am | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has decided to carry out an inquiry into how the Queenstown Lakes District Council and its chief executive, Mr Adam Feeley, have managed the chief executive’s interest in land owned by his family being considered by the Council ... More >>

Health Promotion Agency – Katherine Rich

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 2:21 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

We are writing to you about a matter that has been raised with us by members of the public. More >>

Auditor-General’s findings: AgResearch’s Future Footprint

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 11:51 am | Controller and Auditor-General

On 23 July 2014, the Auditor-General received a request from Hon David Parker, Dr David Clark, and Clare Curran to investigate the development and implementation of AgResearch’s Future Footprint business case. Our response is set out below. More >>

Local government: Results of the 2013/14 audits

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4:21 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Challenging times continued for local authorities in 2013/14. Elected members, many in office for the first time, are being asked to respond to matters of growing complexity, urgency, and consequence. Decisions about significant infrastructure investments ... More >>

Auditor-General's report published

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 2:07 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Auditor-General's report published, Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Fourth monitoring report to The Auditor-General’s report, Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police ... More >>

Auditor-General's report and inquiry terms of reference

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 2:36 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report, Ministry for Primary Industries: Managing the Primary Growth Partnership, was presented to the House of Representatives today. The report can be viewed on our website: http://www.oag.govt.nz/2015/primary-growth More >>

Government planning and support for housing on Māori land

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 4:41 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

We have published a follow-up article that looks at the progress in responding to the Auditor-General’s recommendations in our 2011 report. The article describes some of the activities that have been happening to increase housing on Māori land. More >>

Report - ACC: How it deals with complaints

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:42 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

How an organisation manages complaints is a useful barometer of its commitment to service delivery that meets people's needs. The Office of the Ombudsman states that "effective complaint handling is fundamental to the provision of a quality service". More >>

Report: Setting up Central Agencies Shared Services

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 9:18 am | Controller and Auditor-General

In March 2012, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the State Services Commission, and the Treasury (the central agencies) launched a shared services organisation – Central Agencies Shared Services (CASS). CASS provides human resources, financial, ... More >>

Earthquake Commission: Managing Canterbury Home Repairs

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 2:31 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

New Zealanders are fortunate in that the state provides some insurance cover to homeowners against natural disasters. A public entity, the Earthquake Commission (EQC), is responsible for paying the first $100,000 of damage (all figures in this overview exclude GST) ... More >>

Auditor-General's response to Hon Trevor Mallard's request

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 12:15 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

In response to a letter from Hon Trevor Mallard, the Controller and Auditor-General has confirmed that, for as long as the United Future party is recognised as a party for parliamentary purposes under Standing Orders, there is lawful authority for the ... More >>

Decision on Solid Energy management inquiry

Friday, 24 May 2013, 4:16 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

“I have given considerable thought to requests that I carry out an inquiry into the management, governance, and oversight of Solid Energy Limited. My staff have visited both the Treasury and Solid Energy to obtain enough information for me to ... More >>

Decision on request to inquire into GCSB appointment

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 2:34 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General does not intend to carry out an inquiry into this issue. The Prime Minister has responsibility for this appointment. Unlike for chief executives of other government departments, the relevant legislation does not prescribe any ... More >>

Auditor General Overview on Inquiry Into Hon Shane Jones

Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 2:28 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Document Actions Auditor-General's Overview Source: http://www.oag.govt.nz/reports/2013/citizenship Inquiry Into Decision By Hon Shane Jones To Grant Citizenship To Mr Yang Liu. More >>

Auditor-General: Responding to biosecurity incursions

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 2:17 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Biosecurity helps prevent the establishment of pests or diseases that would damage our primary production industries, native flora and fauna, or our health. Our country is more dependent on biosecurity than any other developed country. More >>

Deputy Auditor-General overview of SkyCity convention centre

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 2:13 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Inquiry into the Government’s decision to negotiate with SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited for an international convention centre. In June 2012, I announced that this Office would carry out an inquiry into the process that the Ministry of Economic ... More >>

AG will not inquire into purchases KiwiRail rolling stock

Friday, 8 February 2013, 12:10 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Media statement 8 February 2013 Auditor-General will not inquire into purchases of rolling stock by KiwiRail The request In August 2012, the Auditor-General received a request from Clare Curran MP to inquire into four purchases of railway rolling ... More >>

 

 

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