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Answering your questions

Six questions with John Ryan, Controller and Auditor-General

In this new blog series we’ll introduce you to the diverse people who work in our Office. First up: our new Controller and Auditor-General, John Ryan.

Sep 12, 2018 03:35 PM | Read more

Valuing the priceless

Our museums and galleries play an important role in collecting and preserving irreplaceable heritage assets. Unsurprisingly, auditors take great interest in how these assets are valued.

Jan 29, 2018 01:32 PM | Read more

Keeping the accountability fires burning

The person standing guard has changed, but the job of watching stays the same…

Feb 15, 2017 09:31 AM | Read more

A tale of two cities: Auditing the Canterbury recovery

Sometimes it feels as if Christchurch is separated by two time periods; before the earthquakes and after the earthquakes.

Jan 09, 2017 01:50 PM | Read more | Comments (1)

Water, water, everywhere...

We’re a bit water obsessed in our little corner of the Office because we’re preparing to launch the Auditor-General’s work programme theme for 2017/18 – Water.

Sep 28, 2016 11:50 AM | Read more | Comments (2)

How bizarre: Being open to learning and sharing

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We’ve all had moments when a lesson is burnt into our memory.

Jul 01, 2016 12:00 PM | Read more

What if voting made you healthier?

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My daughters live virtual lives online without the embarrassing presence of their mother trying too hard to be hip – except at elections.

Jun 14, 2016 11:35 AM | Read more | Comments (1)

Super Audit Hero!

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Many times when people contact us with their problems and concerns, they seem to be hoping that our "mighty powers of auditing" will fix it all...

Jun 11, 2015 11:34 AM | Read more

We will remember them.

I have a curious fondness for Robert Harry Martin. I’ve never met him and he died, aged 81, when I was six years old.

Apr 30, 2015 01:43 PM | Read more

Hearing things people don’t say

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I often hear things people don’t say. No, I’m not the Office’s new secret weapon for getting to the truth...

Mar 20, 2015 04:15 PM | Read more | Comments (2)