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Auditor-General's Submission On The Fast-track Approvals Bill

Monday, 22 April 2024, 2:10 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

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Our Intentions: Cyber Security Governance In Public Organisations

Monday, 8 April 2024, 5:41 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published some information about work we are carrying out to examine whether cyber security risks are governed effectively in selected public organisations. This work was signalled in our 2023/24 annual plan . Effective cyber security is essential ... More >>

Importers Of Higher-risk Food Need Better Monitoring, Says Auditor-General

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 1:48 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Ministry for Primary Industries (the Ministry) needs to strengthen its monitoring of food importers and its understanding of the effectiveness of import requirements, says the Auditor-General in a new report. The Food Act 2014 makes importers responsible ... More >>

Co-ordinated Action Required To Meet Young People’s Mental Health Needs: Auditor-General

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 1:54 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A more youth-focused, integrated, and coherent system of care is required to meet young people's mental health needs, says the Auditor-General in a new report . “Mental health concerns are the biggest health issue facing young New Zealanders today,” ... More >>

Responses To Our Recommendations About Governance Of The Auckland City Rail Link Project

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:24 am | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published two letters , one from Auckland Council and the other from the Ministry of Transport and the Treasury, updating us on their response to the recommendations in our 2022 report Governance of the City Rail Link project . We requested this update ... More >>

Results Of The 2021/22 Council Audits

Monday, 18 December 2023, 1:50 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published an article about the results of the 2021/22 audits of councils . This sets out the key themes we saw in our audit work, including performance measures, asset valuations, and water services. We will produce our full report about councils ... More >>

Observations From Our Central Government Work In 2022/23

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 2:19 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Observations from our central government work in 2022/23 was presented to the House of Representatives today. The Government’s financial statements remain world-leading in many respects. They are prepared on a timely basis, to appropriate ... More >>

Robust Investment Decision-making Requires Good Processes — Even When Quick Decisions Are Needed

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 1:53 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Ministers should balance the need to act quickly with appropriate processes to support value for money, transparency, and accountability when making major investment decisions, the Auditor-General says. The report Making infrastructure investment decisions quickly ... More >>

Findings From Inquiry Into Callaghan Innovation’s Procurement Process Published

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 3:00 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A newly released inquiry from the Auditor-General has examined Callaghan Innovation’s procurement process for its Founder and Start-up Support programme. Through this programme, a panel of providers provide mentoring and training to founders (people ... More >>

Note Published: Freshwater Planning, Farmers, And Financial Interests

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:55 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

On 15 November, the Auditor-General issued declarations under section 6 of the Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968 to several Councillors at Otago Regional Council. The Councillors have a financial interest in freshwater planning decisions, ... More >>

Our Intentions: How Well Councils Are Implementing Climate Change Actions

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 2:01 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Climate change means that New Zealand is at risk of experiencing more frequent and intense extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and increased droughts, all of which have significant economic, social, and environmental consequences. Councils ... More >>

Reporting On The Public Sector’s Performance In Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:36 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published a commentary on how the public sector reports on its performance in Auckland. Given Auckland’s significance, and the scale of the public services that central and local government organisations deliver there, we wanted to understand ... More >>

Auditor General's Annual Report 2022/23

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 3:23 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published our annual report 2022/23 on our website. Annual audits form most of our work and are fundamental to the work the Office does to contribute to trust and confidence in the public sector. Over 2022/23, our auditors delivered 3,074 audit ... More >>

Case Study Of Sector-level Reporting For The Transport Sector

Monday, 16 October 2023, 2:51 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published a case study of the transport sector to assess how well public reporting lets Parliament and the public understand the sector’s overall performance. Each year, central government spends about $8 billion on the transport system, which ... More >>

Our Intentions: Examining The Effectiveness Of Government Arrangements To Address Child Poverty

Monday, 2 October 2023, 2:23 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published some information about a performance audit we are carrying out to examine the effectiveness of government arrangements to address child poverty. Reducing child poverty is a priority for the government. Achieving the legislative ... More >>

Controller Update Published

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 2:02 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our latest Controller update . This update explains recent events in Parliament’s authorising of public expenditure and our work in monitoring government spending and providing assurance to Parliament and New Zealanders. Since 30 June, ... More >>

Housing And Urban Development: Strategies In Place – Now It’s Time To Deliver

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A new report from Auditor-General John Ryan has found that the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has made some significant achievements in its five years leading the system. The Ministry’s challenge now, he says, is to lead the delivery of its ... More >>

Auditor-General's Commentary On “Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing In Aotearoa New Zealand” Published

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published a commentary on the Treasury’s well-being report, Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand ( Te Tai Waiora ) . In 2020, an amendment was made to the Public Finance Act 1989 requiring the Treasury to prepare a report about New ... More >>

Annual Plan 2023/24 Published

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 2:08 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our Annual plan 2023/24 was presented to the House of Representatives and published today. We finalised the annual plan after seeking feedback from Parliament, public organisations, and the public, and we thank all those who shared their views on our ... More >>

Improvements Needed To Auckland’s Emergency Management

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 2:20 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

While it has made progress over the past few years, Auckland Council still has much to do to improve its preparedness for responding to emergencies. A new report from the Auditor-General has also called for the Council to do more to help build communities’ ... More >>





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