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Conflicts of interest reports

A list of reports, articles, or published letters about the Local Authorities (Members' Interests) Act 1968, non-pecuniary conflicts of interest, or conflicts of interest in general.
Inquiry into certain aspects of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
December 2005: This audit and inquiry followed a request for assurance from the then Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education). There were concerns about possible conflicts of interest in transactions worth large sums of money. Other issues emerged as we began our inquiry...
Managing conflicts of interest in the public sector
November 2005, presentation to the LexisNexis Public Sector In-house Counsel Forum.
Cambridge High School's management of conflicts of interest in relation to Cambridge International College (NZ) Limited
October 2005: The findings of this inquiry highlight the need for schools to carefully consider the ethical dimensions of conflicts of interest...
5.1: Conflicts of interest
Local government: Results of the 2003-04 audits.
The Local Authorities (Members' Interests) Act 1968: Issues and options for reform
June 2005: This report is a discussion paper, written to highlight what we see as difficulties with the current Act, and to suggest some options for how the Act might be improved...
Conflicts of interest involving Members of local authorities
April 2005, presentation to the 4th Annual LexisNexis Local Government Legal Forum.
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology's management of conflicts of interest regarding the Computing Offered On-Line (COOL) programme
November 2004: The findings of this inquiry into how CPIT managed conflicts of interest regarding the Computing Offered On-Line programme emphasise the need for public entities to carefully consider the ethical dimensions of conflicts of interest...
Conflicts of interest - A guide to the Local Authorities (Members' Interests) Act 1968 and non-pecuniary conflicts of interest
August 2004: This booklet has been superseded. Please see our 2010 report, Guidance for members of local authorities about the local authorities (Members' Interests) Act 1968...
2.7 Conflicts of Interest
Local government: results of the 2002-03 audits.
Inquiry into Expenses Incurred by Dr Ross Armstrong as Chairperson of Three Public Entities
December 2003: The matter of Dr Armstrong's expenses was the subject of a complaint to us by Hon Murray McCully MP following parliamentary and media comment. These events prompted us to instigate a detailed review in order to address more fully the issues raised...
Inquiry into Public Funding of Organisations Associated with Donna Awatere Huata MP
November 2003: In January 2003, Hon Richard Prebble MP, leader of the ACT New Zealand parliamentary party, asked the Auditor-General to inquire into certain allegations of financial impropriety involving one of his party’s list members, Donna Awatere Huata MP...
2.4 Local Authorities (Members' Interests) Act 1968 - Discussing and voting when interested
PDF of Part 2.4 within the report on the results of the 2001-02 local government audits.
Report on the Disposal of 17 Kelly Street by The Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited
June 2003, letter to the Minister Responsible for Crown Research Institutes.
Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited: Review of Certain Matters Concerning the National Air Traffic Services (UK) Consortium
June 2000: This report concerns the proposed involvement of Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited in a consortium formed to bid for a portion of the National Air Traffic Services organisation based in the United Kingdom. The consortium transaction gave rise to potential conflicts of interest on the part of three senior executives. Moreover, the Board’s management of the potential conflicts of interest became the subject of serious allegations of impropriety...
Public consultation and decision-making in local government
December 1998: Some local authorities are having trouble interpreting and applying the legal requirements concerning consultation, and there may be different expectations and understandings of what consultation requires. (Consultation under the Resource Management Act 1991 and consultation with iwi are not covered because they have been comprehensively addressed by other agencies.)...
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