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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: 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: 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 >>

Report - NZ Defence Force: The civilianisation project

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 9:26 am | Controller and Auditor-General

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) carries out vital work in New Zealand and overseas and its staff are valued for their high standards of professionalism, training, and skill. The Defence White Paper 2010 highlighted the importance of getting value for ... More >>

Auditor-General monitoring Novopay situation

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 12:29 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is monitoring the problems being experienced with the Ministry of Education’s new payroll system (Novopay). More >>

Department of Conservation: Prioritising and partnering

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 4:01 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

This year, my Office is directing its attention quite specifically to the future. My staff will be carrying out a range of work under the theme of Our future needs – is the public sector ready? The focus is on how public entities prioritise work, ... More >>

Response to Commission into Police Conduct, 3rd Report

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 3:19 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

In 2007, the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct (the Commission) criticised the historical conduct, including sexual conduct, of some police officers and their associates. The Commission made multiple recommendations for change within the New ... More >>

AG will not inquire into Telecommunications Commissioner

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 12:20 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

In July 2012, the Auditor-General received a request from Clare Curran MP to investigate the recent appointment process for the Telecommunications Commissioner. Ms Curran was concerned that the appointment process might have been flawed, because the position ... More >>

Inquiry into aspects of ACC's Board-level governance

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 3:06 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

In April 2012, I decided to inquire into aspects of the interaction between the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and one of its claimants, Bronwyn Pullar. I wanted to know whether the ACC Board had policies and procedures for managing interaction ... More >>

Inquiry into MED's process for convention centre proposals

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 11:31 am | Controller and Auditor-General

The Deputy Auditor-General, Phillippa Smith,1 has decided to carry out an inquiry into the expressions of interest (EOI) process for proposals to establish an international convention centre. This document sets out the terms of reference for the inquiry. More >>





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