New Zealand local government T-shirt #haze #corruption

white tshirt mickey mouse [aliexpress.com] tweaked by whatifdunedin

Whaleoil link received.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 at 9:10 a.m.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT . . .
“in NZ is dodgier than a 10-month-old piece of rancid mutton.” –Slater

### whaleoil.co.nz January 28, 2016 at 8:30am
NZ drops in corruption ratings
by Cameron Slater
The Herald has asked the question of whether NZ is corrupt. Really? They don’t know? Are they surprised?
Of course NZ is filled with corrupt officials. Local Government is the worst.
Corruption is foolishly assumed by the Media Party to be extreme acts. Like someone getting paid off to make a decision that avoids due process. They have tried to lay the blame on top line government “scandals” but they are missing the point. Corruption comes in many forms.
Read more

27.1.16 Fairfax: NZ’s anti-corruption record slipping: watchdog
27.1.16 NZH: Stonewalling and strange deals: Has NZ become more corrupt?

Transparency International – Corruption Perceptions Index
First launched in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda.
https://www.transparency.org/research/cpi/

corruption defined [linkedin.com]

### radionz.co.nz 3 hrs ago
High-profile deals behind corruption slide – report
By Robert Smith
Controversies such as the Saudi farm deal and SkyCity’s Convention Centre mean New Zealand no longer sets the standard for integrity in the public service, as it slips down the world rankings for corruption.

New Zealand fell to fourth in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International released yesterday.

It has previously topped the index seven times, including as recently as 2012 and 2013, and fell two spots this year after losing the top ranking to Denmark in the 2014 list. Finland and Sweden have now overtaken it and are perceived to have less corrupt public sectors than New Zealand.
The SkyCity Convention Centre plan, the Saudi sheep deal and the Oravida affair have been cited by Transparency International as the primary reasons for New Zealand’s slide down the rankings.
The findings in the latest report have been backed up by the Public Service Association (PSA), with national secretary Glenn Barclay saying the group was not surprised by the drop thanks to a “growing lack of transparency” in the public sector.
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6 responses to “New Zealand local government T-shirt #haze #corruption

  1. Gurglars

    Corruption is blaming one person for stealing 152+ cars
    Corruption is an electricity company buying subdivisions from its director
    Corruption is having a no blame mentality
    Corruption is being convinced by a crybaby not a sensible discussion
    Corruption is having the ratepayers pay for essential services for a developer
    Corruption is Delta charging $8,000 for writing two internal letters

    You no doubt will be able to detail more and more corruption

    Dunedin it’s all right here for corruption.

  2. Elizabeth

    A public “reluctance to pay for information will play right into the hands of those elected officials”.

    ### ODT Online Sat, 30 Jan 2016
    Editorial: Freedom or corruption?
    OPINION New Zealand has slipped down the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index […] The implication from the latest slide is New Zealand’s public sector is the most corrupt it has been in nearly 20 years. […] Charging everybody for OIA requests may become widely adopted by officials trying to keep secret some decisions made by their publicly-funded organisation.
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  3. Calvin Oaten

    Why go to the bother of compiling and charging for sought information when the authority just needs to decline under the relevant section of the LGOIMA. Usually the “decline on the basis of commercial sensitivity” does it, as in my recent requests of Terry Davies for more detailed breakdowns of DVML revenues and expenses. These instances turn the whole ‘transparency’ claims of Dave Cull and our local governments into a ‘sick joke’.

  4. Elizabeth

    Meanwhile in Keyland

    Garrick Tremain 29 Jan 2016

  5. russandbev

    The latest round in the Bain fiasco is more than an embarrassment for Key and his pack of fiddlers. The report leaked to the NZ Herald was deemed to be highly confidential and yet the paper got the whole thing. Question to ask is just who stands to benefit from the leak? According to ACT, it might have been a leak from within Cabinet in order to soften the NZ public up to the decision already made not to pay David Bain compensation. We know that the past Minister, Judith Collins, already renowned for her shady association with Cameron Slater and for looking after her personal interests while being paid as a Minister, didn’t like the report recommending payment and of course Slasher Collins is now back in Cabinet. Isn’t it time for ordinary NZ’ers to stand up and give this unholy Government the message that we are sick of their devious actions on a number of fronts?

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