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A Lamborghini for everyone on the West Coast?

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One hundred billion dollars would buy everyone on the West Coast a shiny new car. It’s a colossal amount of money – and it’s the value of the assets that our councils are managing.

Nov 25, 2014 02:15 PM | Read more | Comments (2)

Inheritance, institutions, and the Office

Usually, when we talk about institutions we mean places we don’t like to go – police stations, hospitals, or courts...

Oct 09, 2014 01:00 PM | Read more | Comments (1)

Have you got it all boxed off?

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The movement of goods and people is the glue that holds the modern world together, so we ignore it at our peril.

Aug 19, 2014 09:10 AM | Read more | Comments (2)

I’m a brain surgeon, me

I love what I do – but I don’t enjoy trying to explain it at parties…

Jul 24, 2014 04:20 PM | Read more | Comments (1)

My only friend, the end

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The End – described as a spiraling 12-minute Freudian saga – is one of my favourite Doors' tracks.

Jun 26, 2014 11:10 AM | Read more

Increasing the impact of audit

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What do performance audits have in common with throwing stones?

May 21, 2014 10:30 AM | Read more | Comments (4)

The Kiwi guide to audit reports

Sometimes auditors seem to speak another language. Here's an attempt to translate some auditor-speak into Kiwi-speak...

Apr 29, 2014 11:40 AM | Read more | Comments (2)

Finding the men who served

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For the commemoration of World War One next year, we want to publish the stories of staff who served in the armed forces. Can you help us?

Sep 20, 2013 04:30 PM | Read more | Comments (2)

The seven deadly sins

Common pitfalls or traps that auditors need to avoid slipping into

May 31, 2013 03:05 PM | Read more

Reflections of an auditor

How does the OAG follow up on its audits, and do they make a difference?

May 01, 2013 03:39 PM | Read more