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Response To Letter About Rapid Antigen Tests

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Your letter raises concerns in two areas. The first relates to the process of ordering RATs by the Government and, in particular, you refer to reported claims that the Government commandeered orders of RATs by the private sector. The questions you have ... More >>

Response To Recommendations About Implementing The Firearms Buy-back And Amnesty Scheme

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 2:06 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

In 2020, we published a report about how effectively and efficiently the New Zealand Police (the Police) implemented the firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. We did this because of the significant public interest in the scheme, its intended public ... More >>

Masterton Civic Facility Project

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Concerns were raised with us about aspects of Masterton District Council’s decision to fund a new civic facility. The civic facility is a significant project for the Council and the community, and there has been public interest in the options considered. ... More >>

Draft Annual Plan 2022/23

Friday, 29 April 2022, 2:16 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published our Draft annual plan 2022/23 and are seeking feedback on our proposed work programme. This plan sets out the discretionary work that we intend to carry out during 2022/23. These include performance audits where we look at questions ... More >>

Auditor-General's Report, Tertiary Education Sector: What We Saw In 2021

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 2:59 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Tertiary education sector: What we saw in 2021 was presented to the House of Representatives today. This report focuses on two key areas – the ongoing vocational education reform programme and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tertiary ... More >>

Auditor-General’s Inquiry Finds Concerns With Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 2:10 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s Inquiry into the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme raises concerns about aspects of the programme’s criteria, assessment process, and transparency when making decisions. Covid-19’s arrival in March 2020 led to ... More >>

Queenstown Lakes District Council – Development Of Lakeview Land

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 2:06 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We received a letter raising concerns about the decision of Queenstown Lakes District Council to sell the block of land known as Lakeview, and a request that we inquire into the Council’s decision. We asked the Council for information about the matter ... More >>

Auditor-General’s Controller Update Published

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our latest Controller update . This update covers the period July to December 2021. Almost all government spending for the first six months of 2021/22 has been properly authorised and was within the law. The few confirmed instances ... More >>

Commentary On He Tirohanga Mokopuna 2021

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 2:56 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Today our report Commentary on He Tirohanga Mokopuna 2021 was presented to the House of Representatives. He Tirohanga Mokopuna 2021 combines the Treasury’s latest long-term fiscal statement and its first long-term insights briefing into one. These documents ... More >>

Statement Published: No Financial Interests In Hood Aerodrome Decision

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 4:42 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A member of the public raised concerns with us that Mayor Lyn Patterson and Councillor Tina Nixon of Masterton District Council each had a financial interest in a decision to adopt a plan for Hood Aerodrome and should not have participated in the discussions ... More >>

Response To David Seymour

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 2:18 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

David Seymour MP wrote to us asking us to inquire into the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s decision to spend money on analysis of the Prime Minister’s Facebook Live sessions. We have decided that the matter raised by Mr Seymour does ... More >>

Observations From Our Central Government Audits: 2020/21

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The public sector is under significant and sustained pressure. The response to, and recovery from, Covid-19 is creating new and additional expectations on the public service, while restrictions due to the pandemic make it harder to meet those expectations. ... More >>

Auditor-General’s Inquiry Into The Ministry Of Social Development’s Funding Of Private Properties For Emergency Housing

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 2:00 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

An inquiry by the Auditor-General has found significant deficiencies in the way the Ministry of Social Development paid for private rental properties to be used as emergency housing. From November 2017 to June 2020, the Ministry paid more than ... More >>

Consulting Matters: Our Observations On The 2021-31 Consultation Documents

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 3:21 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Consulting matters: Our observations on the 2021-31 consultation documents was presented to the House of Representatives today. This report provides our observations on councils' 2021-31 long-term plan consultation documents. Effective consultation ... More >>

Results Of The 2020 School Audits

Monday, 6 December 2021, 3:21 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our report Results of the 2020 school audits on our website. As is the case each year, we issued standard unmodified opinions for most of the schools we audit. This means that, in our opinion, those schools’ financial statements ... More >>

Auditor-General's Report And Submission Published

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:58 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A report today from the Auditor-General sends a reminder that every public organisation must be able to show how and when it has spent public money, to enable the public to have confidence in how their money is spent. More >>

Response To Concerns About Procurement For Covid-19 Saliva Testing Services

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A number of concerns were raised with us regarding the Ministry of Health’s procurement of Covid-19 saliva testing services. We met with Ministry staff and sought information about aspects of the procurement so we could understand how it was managed and how ... More >>

The Problems, Progress, And Potential Of Performance Reporting

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 2:38 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our paper The problems, progress, and potential of performance reporting was presented to the House of Representatives today. This paper builds on our recent research about the future of public accountability. It considers performance reporting in its entirety ... More >>

Our Observations On Local Government Risk Management Practices

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Our observations on local government risk management practices was presented to the House of Representatives today. There is significant change underway, or proposed, for local government. As councils consider how to respond to this change they also ... More >>

Building A Stronger Public Accountability System For New Zealanders

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 2:00 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our discussion paper Building a stronger public accountability system for New Zealanders was presented to the House of Representatives today. This discussion paper builds on our 2019 paper about New Zealand’s public accountability system and explores ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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