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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 >>

Letter In Response To Concerns About Funding For The Port Nelson Slipway Project

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 2:35 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

David Seymour MP wrote to us raising concerns about a potential conflict of interest between former Minister Hon Shane Jones and a company called Aimex Limited relating to funding for the Port Nelson Slipway project. We carried out some inquiry work ... More >>

Letter In Response To Concerns About Allocating Funding To Transport Choices Projects

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 2:34 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Simeon Brown MP wrote to us with concerns about the way funding allocations were determined for the Transport Choices Package (the Package). We inquired into the process for allocating this funding. Based on our work, we have not seen anything ... More >>

Feedback Sought For OAG Annual Plan

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 9:46 am | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published our Draft annual plan 2023/24 and are seeking feedback on our proposed work programme. This plan sets out the discretionary work that we intend to carry out during 2023/24. As always, the focus of our work will be on the areas ... More >>

Managing Public Funding In An Emergency Response Or Recovery – Observations From Our Work

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 3:19 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

In emergency response and recovery situations, funding and purchasing decisions often need to be made quickly while still ensuring transparent and accountable decision-making, getting value for money, and acting lawfully. To help public sector staff who are ... More >>

Auditor-General: NZDF Still Has Much Work To Do On Operation Respect

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 1:59 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report on progress by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) on implementing Operation Respect has found NZDF needs to act with urgency to create a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for all its personnel. Introduced in ... More >>

The Auditor-General's Auditing Standards Published

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 2:17 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published the updated Auditor-General's auditing standards on our website. This includes an updated version of The Auditor-General’s Code of Ethics, which sets out the ethical standards that the Auditor-General and those who carry out work ... More >>

Tertiary Education Institutions: 2021 Audit Results And What We Saw In 2022

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 4:33 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Tertiary education institutions: 2021 audit results and what we saw in 2022 was presented to the House of Representatives this afternoon. This report looks at the main findings from our 2021 audits of tertiary education institutions (TEIs) ... More >>

The Auditor-General’s Strategic Intentions To 2028

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 2:09 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s strategic intentions to 2028 was presented to the House of Representatives today. Our strategic intentions describe what we will focus on in the next five years to achieve our long-term outcome that Parliament and the public ... More >>

Controller Update Published

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our latest Controller update . This update covers the six months ended July to December 2022. The Government’s 2022/23 Budget allowed expenditure of up to $160 billion, with an additional $28.5 billion authorised under the second ... More >>

Two Submissions Published

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 2:09 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Submission on draft water services legislation We provided a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Water Services Legislation Bill and the Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill. You can read this submission on ... More >>

Auditor-General: More To Do To Support Whānau Ora

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 2:19 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

A new report by Auditor-General John Ryan has found limited progress by the public sector on supporting Whānau Ora and whānau-centred approaches. To address this, says Mr Ryan, the public service needs clear expectations for progressing whānau-centred ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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