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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 >>

Work To Eliminate Family Violence And Sexual Violence Needs More Urgent Focus – Auditor-General

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 2:15 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A new Auditor-General report has looked at how 10 government agencies are working to understand and respond to the needs of people affected by family violence and sexual violence. These agencies are working to better understand the needs of people ... More >>

Summary Of Unappropriated Expenditure 2015/16 To 2021/22

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 2:10 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published a summary showing the level of unappropriated expenditure, and the reasons why expenditure was unappropriated, from 2015/16 to 2021/22. Governments must not spend public money without Parliament’s authority. This authorisation ... More >>

Letters Responding To Our Recommendations About Managing Freshwater Quality

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 2:20 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published letters from six public organisations responding to the recommendations in our 2019 report Managing freshwater quality: Challenges and opportunities . Our 2019 report looked at how well Waikato Regional Council, Taranaki Regional Council, ... More >>

Auditor-General's Review Of The Provincial Growth Fund Reset

Monday, 12 June 2023, 2:02 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We wrote to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee after reviewing how Kānoa – Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit (Kānoa-RDU) managed the repurposing of more than $600 million from the Provincial Growth Fund. The Provincial ... More >>

Report Highlights Lessons For Public Organisations Supporting Improved Outcomes For Māori

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A new report from the Auditor-General on four initiatives to improve outcomes for Māori has highlighted the importance of strong relationships between public organisations and Māori, and of taking the time needed to build these relationships. However, ... More >>

Auditor-General's Report On Supporting Improved Outcomes For Māori To Be Published 1 June

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General intends to publish the following report this Thursday, 1 June: Four initiatives supporting improved outcomes for Māori We have more information about this report on our website . You will be sent a link to this report shortly ... More >>

Response To Our Recommendations About Infrastructure As A Service

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published a letter from Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs in response to recommendations made in our 2018 report Infrastructure as a Service: Are the benefits being achieved? This report looked at whether the Government Chief ... More >>

Letter In Response To Concerns About The Measles Catch-up Vaccination Campaign

Monday, 22 May 2023, 2:14 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Dr Shane Reti MP wrote to us with concerns about the Ministry of Health’s Measles Catch-up vaccination campaign (the Campaign), including its cost, the number of vaccines that expired, and its failure to address Māori equity. We found that the Campaign ... More >>





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