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Auditor-General questions Defence Force values

Auditor-General questions Defence Force values
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Defence Force (NZDF) has been severely criticised by Auditor-General Lyn Provost for the way it handled a case of wrongly claimed allowances by officers seconded to the United Nations.

Police told to work harder on `cultural change'

Police told to work harder on `cultural change'
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Police have been told to put more effort into implementing changes recommended by the 2007 Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct and adopt a zero tolerance approach to any sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Ministerial Services boss defends credit card admin

Ministerial Services boss defends credit card admin
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Ministerial Services today defended how it administered ministerial credit cards, while admitting public releases of the information would be an effective control.

Minister's credit card details to continue to be public

Minister's credit card details to continue to be public
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 14 NZPA - Ministers and their staff's credit card records will continue to be released for public scrutiny, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Peter Wilson: Sunlight Is A Good Disinfectant

Peter Wilson: Sunlight Is A Good Disinfectant
One good thing will come from the ministerial spending fiasco, and that is they aren't likely to break the rules again.

International agency to audit the auditors in aged care

International agency to audit the auditors in aged care
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - Rest home auditors will be required to be approved by an international agency under changes announced today. The new measure follows Ministry of Health auditing of rest home auditors over the past six months.

Speaker changes rule around MP's expenses

Speaker changes rule around MP's expenses
Wellington, May 10 NZPA - Speaker Lockwood Smith has changed a rule to allow MPs to take young children on trips at taxpayer expense.

MPs restrained on expenses

MPs restrained on expenses
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Public scrutiny over the expenses of MPs and ministers seems to have reined in excessive spending. The expenses for the three months to March 31 were released today. It was the fourth time since January last year that the expenses have been released.

Carter dismisses conflict of interest claims

Carter dismisses conflict of interest claims
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has dismissed conflict of interest claims aimed at him in Parliament yesterday over a water consent on his Canterbury farm as "scurrilous".

Greens want conflict of interest inquiry

Greens want conflict of interest inquiry
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has asked Auditor-General Lyn Provost to investigate what he says is a potential conflict of interest involving Agriculture Minister David Carter and a proposal to dam the Hurunui River.

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