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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 >>

Auditor-General's Annual Report 2020/21

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We've published our Annual report 2020/21 on our website. This annual report outlines our achievements during the year, how we have continued to responded to the challenges of Covid-19, and how we have prepared ourselves to be better positioned to play our ... More >>

Controller Update: September 2021

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 2:17 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our latest Controller update on our website . 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 the public. ... More >>

Letters published - Office of the Auditor-General

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 1:59 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Letters published re Kahukura Rehabilitation Programme and koha from the Chief Human Rights Commissioner Decision to fund Kahukura Rehabilitation Programme from the proceeds of Crime Fund The Hon Judith Collins wrote to us expressing concerns about the application ... More >>

Sustainable development goals need greater clarity

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 3:06 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Government needs to clarify how it intends to meet its commitment to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030. That’s the key finding from More >>

Setting and administering fees and levies for cost recovery

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 2:14 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve updated our guidance on setting and administering fees and levies for cost recovery . This guide will be useful for any public organisation that has legal authority to charge a fee or levy for the goods or services that it provides. It is an update ... More >>

Getting It Right: Managing Conflicts Of Interest Involving Council Employees

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 1:56 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published an article on our website about how councils are managing conflicts of interest involving their employees. Councils need the trust and confidence of the communities they serve to operate effectively. One way to maintain this trust ... More >>

Response To Our Recommendations And Controller Update

Monday, 2 August 2021, 2:10 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

In 2019, our report Using “functional leadership” to improve government procurement looked at how well public sector leadership over procurement was helping deliver on the expectations that public organisations understand and treat procurement as ... More >>

Family Violence And Sexual Violence Literature Review

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 2:04 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

As part of our work programme on public organisations' performance in achieving reductions in family violence, we asked Carswell Consultancy to carry out a literature review of research and evaluation reports on family violence and sexual violence ... More >>

Findings From Our 2019/20 Audits Of DHBs

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 2:17 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We wrote to the chairpersons of district health boards (DHBs) about the main findings from our 2019/20 audits of DHBs. We’ve published the letter on our website . The letter also highlights the challenges DHBs will face in the year ahead given the ... More >>

Response About Our Freshwater Clean-up Recommendations

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 2:47 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We asked the Ministry for the Environment for an update on its response to recommendations we made in 2019 about the Crown’s investment in efforts to clean up New Zealand’s freshwater. We wanted this update because we are interested in providing increased ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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