New Zealand is served by a public sector that is considered worldwide to have high standards of integrity.
My daughters live virtual lives online without the embarrassing presence of their mother trying too hard to be hip – except at elections.
I have worked for the Office of the Auditor-General for more than 11 years. In that time, I’ve audited a wide range of organisations, programmes, and services.
Before the end of this year, the Auditor-General will publish a performance audit report on collecting and using information about suicides.
The wealth of mediaeval English monarchs, the spoils from the age of exploration and conquest, the wealth creation of the new middle classes in the industrial revolution… What have these got to do with performance reporting in the New Zealand public sector? Quite a lot, as it turns out.