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New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment 2018

This update of the Transparency International New Zealand 2013 National Integrity System assessment has been produced to selectively incorporate material on recent developments in New Zealand’s integrity system as well as to incorporate minor amendments.

The core message of the 2013 NIS assessment therefore remains: that it is beyond time for serious and urgent action to protect and extend integrity in New Zealand. This is the most effective way to prevent corruption and the human behaviours that lead to it. The 2018 update demonstrates where this message has begun to penetrate in the public sector, but unless the tone at the top improves for business and community organisations, our country is vulnerable to overseas corruption and will continue to miss out on the resources necessary to preserve the trusted society of which we have been proud.