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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 >>

Auditor-General's Draft Annual Plan Published

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 2:58 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Office’s Draft annual plan 2021/22 has been published on our website. The draft annual plan sets out our proposed discretionary work programme, which is the work we do in addition to our audits of about 3400 public organisations. This 2021/22 ... More >>

Response To Concerns About The Government’s Purchase Of Land At Ihumātao

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 3:42 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Last month, David Seymour MP and Nicola Willis MP wrote separately to our Office about the Government’s purchase of land at Te Puke Tāpapatanga a Hape (commonly referred to as Ihumātao). They had concerns about: $29.9 million of the appropriation ... More >>

Controller Update And Other Announcements Published

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our latest Controller update . This update covers the period July to December 2020. Most government spending for the first six months of 2020/21 has been properly authorised and was within the law. The only incidence of unappropriated ... More >>

Our Intentions: Looking At The Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out

Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has decided to carry out a review of the Covid-19 vaccination programme while it is being planned and through the early stages of roll-out. We want to provide an independent view to the public and Parliament about how the Government ... More >>

Auditor-General Calls For Special, Regular Reporting On Covid-19 Expenditure

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General, John Ryan, is urging the Government to improve its reporting on Covid-19 expenditure. In a report published today, Update on the Government’s Covid-19 expenditure , the Auditor-General says the financial reporting required ... More >>

Inquiry Into Aspects Of The Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme

Friday, 5 February 2021, 11:12 am | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General, John Ryan, has decided to carry out an inquiry into aspects of the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme. Concerns about the Programme have been raised in the media and with our office. Tourism businesses ... More >>

Submission On The Protected Disclosures Bill

Friday, 29 January 2021, 12:09 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Education and Workforce Committee is seeking submissions on the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill. This Bill proposes to strengthen whistleblowing processes for encouraging and protecting staff who speak up about wrongdoing. We've ... More >>

Tertiary Education Institutions: 2019 Audit Results And What We Saw In 2020

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:25 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Tertiary education institutions: 2019 audit results and what we saw in 2020 was presented to the House of Representatives today. Covid-19 was a sudden and significant shock to the operations of all tertiary education institutions (TEIs). ... More >>

Accident Compensation Corporation Case Management: Progress On Recommendations Made In 2014

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Accident Compensation Corporation case management: Progress on recommendations made in 2014 was presented to the House of Representatives today. In 2014, we looked at how well the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) used a case management approach ... More >>

Inquiry Into The University Of Auckland’s Decision To Purchase A House In Parnell

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

In November 2019, the University of Auckland purchased a house in Parnell in Auckland. The University said the house would be used for accommodation by the Vice-Chancellor, business-related operations, and functions. The house cost about $5 million, and ... More >>

Results Of The 2019 School Audits

Monday, 30 November 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published the Results of the 2019 school audits . This year our school audits were significantly disrupted by Covid-19. Although this affected the timeliness of reporting, we continue to see improvements in school financial reporting. The Ministry ... More >>

Auckland Light Rail City Centre To Māngere Project

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 1:59 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

I refer to the various meetings and correspondence between our two offices over the past few months in which we have discussed the Auckland light rail City Centre to Māngere project (the project). My Office has an interest in this project because ... More >>

Two Statements Published On Auditor-General's Website

Monday, 9 November 2020, 2:31 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published two statements on our website. Transmission Gully settlement agreement We have responded to correspondence we received about the Transmission Gully settlement agreement and concerns about a possible conflict of interest. You can read our statement ... More >>

Sensitive Expenditure: Auditor-General's Good Practice Guide Updated

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 2:38 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve updated our good practice guide on controlling sensitive expenditure . Our guide provides practical guidance on specific types of sensitive expenditure, outlines the principles for making decisions about sensitive expenditure, and emphasises the ... More >>

Auditor-General's Annual Report 2019/20 Published

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:14 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our Annual report 2019/20 on our website. It has been a challenging year for the country, the public sector, and the Office. We have all been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In times of crisis, public trust and confidence ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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