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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 >>

Statutory Reporting Time Frames To Be Extended To Respond To Auditor Shortages

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 3:40 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Parliament has passed the Bill to extend by two months the statutory reporting time frames in the Crown Entities Act 2004 and the Local Government Act 2002. The extensions apply to Crown entities and organisations listed in Schedules 4 and 4A of the Public ... More >>

Shortage Of Auditors Affecting When Some Audits Can Be Completed

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 2:57 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

6 July 2021: There is a bill before the House to extend the time frames for audits of Crown entities with end-of-year balance dates of 30 June, and annual reporting requirements of local authorities and council-controlled organisations. The Auditor-General ... More >>

Auditor-General's Annual Plan 2021/22 Published

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 2:24 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s Annual plan 2021/22 was presented to the House of Representatives today. This annual plan sets out our discretionary programme of work for 2021/22 – performance audits, special studies, regular reports and updates, and good practice ... More >>

Auditor-General Shares Insights From 2020 Local Government Work

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 2:24 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s new report, Insights into local government: 2020 , presents the main findings from the 2019/20 audits of New Zealand’s local councils and other local government work. “Providing affordable and sustainable services to communities ... More >>

Results Of Our 2019/20 Audits Of Port Companies

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 2:47 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Results of our 2019/20 audits of port companies was presented to the House of Representatives today. This report discusses trends that our audits of port companies identified. It is difficult to compare port companies’ ... More >>

Auditor-General: Government Needs Better Understanding, And Management, Of Strategic Suppliers

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General is concerned that important public services will remain vulnerable to unexpected failure unless the public sector improves how it manages its strategic suppliers. A new report, Strategic suppliers: Understanding and managing the risks ... More >>

Auditor-General Says Significant Improvements Needed To Joint Venture On Family Violence And Sexual Violence

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Significant improvements are needed if the Government’s joint venture to reduce family violence and sexual violence is to succeed. That’s the finding of the report Working in new ways to address family violence and sexual violence , published today ... More >>

Tauranga City Council Car Park Building Project

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 2:15 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We wrote to Tauranga City Council about the procurement process for its car park building project. In 2018, the Council began building a car park building in the city, and in June 2020 it decided to abandon the construction with a partly built ... More >>

Engagement Of Consultants At Queenstown Lakes District Council

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 2:15 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We wrote to Queenstown Lakes District Council after concerns were raised with us about its procurement of services from a consultancy firm.   Mike Theelen Chief Executive Queenstown Lakes District Council 10 Gorge Road Queenstown 3900 Tēnā ... More >>

Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out: Still Much To Do To Scale Up

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 2:03 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Auditor-General John Ryan says that his audit has confirmed the health sector is working hard to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination programme. However, a significant scale-up is required to achieve the Government’s vaccination goals. Published today, ... More >>

Wage Subsidy: Well-managed, But More Checks Needed

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 2:11 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Auditor-General John Ryan says there is much to commend about how the Covid-19 Wage Subsidy has been managed. While the high-trust approach at the start meant money could reach employers and workers quickly, there also needed to be a strong post-payment ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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