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Answering your questions

Have you got it all boxed off?

The movement of goods and people is the glue that holds the modern world together, so we ignore it at our peril.

Aug 19, 2014 09:10 AM | Read more | Comments (2)

I’m a brain surgeon, me

I love what I do – but I don’t enjoy trying to explain it at parties…

Jul 24, 2014 04:20 PM | Read more | Comments (1)

My only friend, the end

The End – described as a spiraling 12-minute Freudian saga – is one of my favourite Doors' tracks.

Jun 26, 2014 11:10 AM | Read more

Increasing the impact of audit

What do performance audits have in common with throwing stones?

May 21, 2014 10:30 AM | Read more | Comments (4)

The Kiwi guide to audit reports

Sometimes auditors seem to speak another language. Here's an attempt to translate some auditor-speak into Kiwi-speak...

Apr 29, 2014 11:40 AM | Read more | Comments (2)

Finding the men who served

For the commemoration of World War One next year, we want to publish the stories of staff who served in the armed forces. Can you help us?

Sep 20, 2013 04:30 PM | Read more | Comments (2)

The seven deadly sins

Common pitfalls or traps that auditors need to avoid slipping into

May 31, 2013 03:05 PM | Read more

Reflections of an auditor

How does the OAG follow up on its audits, and do they make a difference?

May 01, 2013 03:39 PM | Read more

Cemeteries, fruit flies, the Glastonbury music festival, and the Vicar of Dibley – what a wonderful world

Is the work of a performance auditor dull and focused on processes and procedures?

Apr 24, 2013 04:25 PM | Read more

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Do we always look for, and find, bad things when we audit?

Apr 10, 2013 03:53 PM | Read more