Controller and Auditor-General (New Zealand)


Controlling sensitive expenditure: guide for public organisations

This guide is to help public organisations improve, where necessary, their organisational approach to, and control of, sensitive expenditure. The aim is to assist anyone who might deal with sensitive expenditure, including board members, chief executives, and managers responsible for sensitive expenditure policies, procedures, and...

Implementing the firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme

As part of its response to the Christchurch mosque attacks, the New Zealand Parliament introduced a firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. This report examines how effectively and efficiently the Police implemented the scheme.

Reflecting on our work about water management

This document presents findings from a two-year-long project that examined how well public organisations are currently managing water resources and delivering water-related services for the benefit of New Zealanders.

Using “functional leadership” to improve government procurement

New Zealand Government Procurement and the State Services Commission need to work together to strengthen the framework that underpins the procurement functional leadership role. This report discusses matters the authors expect New Zealand Government Procurement and the State Services Commission to consider.

Severance payments: a guide for the public sector

This guide is intended to help public sector employers when considering making a severance payment to a departing employee. It replaces our 2012 publication, and has been updated to reflect more recent case law and changes in accounting standards.