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People matter: trust and risk

At my son’s football match, I watched from the side line along with other parents, who were becoming increasingly unhappy as their sons in opposing teams tested each other.

Sep 13, 2017 04:35 PM | Read more

Brand upon the brain – protecting New Zealand’s global reputation

It’s not every day that a conversation about how we all can protect, and create advantage from, New Zealand’s global reputation leaves a group of people animated and full of pride – but it should be.

May 11, 2017 10:35 AM | Read more | Comments (1)

Responding to the Panama Papers

Or, how a mild-mannered accountant helped protect New Zealand’s economy

Mar 16, 2017 03:35 PM | Read more | Comments (1)

Back at number one and it’s personal

“Putting people first in maintaining integrity” was a theme in Lyn Provost’s last speech as Auditor-General at the fifth Transparency International Leaders Integrity Forum last week.

Feb 02, 2017 02:10 PM | Read more

The trust paradox

Posted by Ann Webster | | filed under: ,

Reconciling security and privacy may be the issue of the decade, senior leaders of public agencies attending the fourth Transparency International Leaders Integrity Forum were told last month.

Oct 19, 2016 11:31 AM | Read more

Quick as a whistle insight to improve whistleblowing

Posted by Ann Webster | | filed under:

New Zealand is served by a public sector that is considered worldwide to have high standards of integrity.

Jun 22, 2016 11:48 AM | Read more

Performance reporting – why is it important?

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 ...

May 04, 2016 11:55 AM | Read more

I’ll settle for second best. Yeah right.

A relative in Hawaii recently asked me what it was like to live in New Zealand. My reply? “I love it – can’t complain”. But should I?

Apr 27, 2016 11:50 AM | Read more

Not all good by-products come in jars…

But hopefully our by-product is just as easy to spread.

Oct 15, 2015 11:10 AM | Read more


Well, well, well.

Jun 29, 2015 11:15 AM | Read more | Comments (1)