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Publications produced during 2010

This is a list of the publications produced in 2010 (the most recent items are listed first).
How the Department of Internal Affairs manages spending that could give personal benefit to Ministers
December 2010: This is the report of the second part of the Auditor-General's inquiry into certain types of expenditure in Vote Ministerial Services. Overall, we have concluded that the current system for providing support to Ministers has flaws at each of the levels we examined. The system functions but, cumulatively, the problems are significant...
Matters arising from Auckland Council's planning document
December 2010: We discuss the purpose, audit, and content of Auckland Council's planning document, and set out our view of important matters to consider as the next long-term plan for Auckland is prepared...
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1)
December 2010, ISBN 978-0-478-32684-0 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-32685-7 (online).
Sport and Recreation New Zealand: Improving how it measures its performance
December 2010: We carried out a performance audit to examine the effectiveness of Sport and Recreation New Zealand in improving New Zealanders' participation in sport and physical recreation...
Department of Internal Affairs: Administration of two grant schemes
November 2010: We carried out a performance audit to determine whether the Department's administration of grants is consistent with the principles and expectations that we outlined in our good practice guide, "Public sector purchases, grants, and gifts: Managing funding arrangements with external parties"...
Inquiry into payments to chief executives of dissolving local authorities in Auckland
October 2010: Overall, almost all of the payments were made under contractual arrangements and in accordance with the Auckland transitional legislation...
Guidance for members of local authorities about the local authorities (Members' Interests) Act 1968
October 2010: This guide is intended for members of local authorities. It focuses on the requirements of the Act that apply to members in decision-making at authority meetings and the capacity of members to contract with the authority of which they are a member...
Annual Report 2009/10
October 2010, ISSN 1179-8963 (print), ISSN 1179-8971 (online).
Effectiveness of the Get Checked diabetes programme
September 2010: This document has been prepared to help district health boards (DHBs) further improve the effectiveness of the Get Checked diabetes programme...
Spending on supplies and services by district health boards: Learning from examples
September 2010: This report provides examples of good practice that we encourage, and some examples of poor practice, to help DHBs improve their own spending on supplies and services from external suppliers and providers...
New Zealand Transport Agency: Information and planning for maintaining and renewing the state highway network
September 2010: NZTA had good descriptive and condition information about the state highway roads, and it had a planning framework that enabled it to use this information for day-to-day maintenance and renewal of the road network. However, not all of its information was complete, especially for structures such as bridges and tunnels. Its long-term planning was also incomplete at the time of our audit...
District health boards: Availability and accessibility of after-hours services
September 2010: All DHBs have after-hours services available for 95% of the population within 60 minutes' travel time. That said, most DHBs' plans could better consider affordability and transport barriers and the risks to those after-hours services continuing...
Matters arising from the 2009-19 long-term council community plans
August 2010: This report outlines the results of, and matters arising from, our audits of local authorities' latest long-term council community plans (LTCCPs)...
Inquiry into the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board
August 2010: We looked in some detail at how the Board's functions were working. We found problems that included unclear or non-existent policies, poor communication, poor processes, and decisions and policies that were not clearly well-grounded in the legislation...
Inland Revenue Department: Managing child support debt
July 2010: We carried out a performance audit to examine how effectively and efficiently the Inland Revenue Department was managing child support debt...
Inquiry into New Zealand Defence Force payments to officers seconded to the United Nations
July 2010: We carried out an inquiry into several matters associated with the payment of accommodation assistance by NZDF to four officers who it seconded to the UN in New York for different periods between 2001 and 2008...
The Civil Aviation Authority's progress with improving certification and surveillance
June 2010: Our latest audit of the CAA looked at whether the CAA had addressed the 10 recommendations in our last report. Overall, progress has been inadequate and weaknesses that we identified previously still remain...
Annual Plan 2010/11
June 2010, ISSN 1178-8488 (print), ISSN 1179-7339 (online).
Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Second monitoring report
June 2010: Our Office’s second report about how well the New Zealand Police are responding to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Police conduct...
Local government: Examples of better practice in setting local authorities' performance measures
June 2010: This paper discusses the examples of better practice that we saw in performance measures within local authorities' 2009-19 long-term council community plans (LTCCPs). It has been prepared to promote discussion about improvement rather than be a technical guide on performance measures for various activities...
Local government: Results of the 2008/09 audits
June 2010, ISBN 978-0-478-32645-1 (print), ISBN 978-0-478-32654-3 (online).
Statement of Intent 2010-13
May 2010, ISSN 1179-7347 (print), ISSN 1179-7355 (online).
Performance audits from 2008: Follow-up report
April 2010: This report sets out the actions public entities have taken in response to the recommendations made in performance audit reports that we published during 2008...
Effectiveness of arrangements for co-ordinating civilian maritime patrols
April 2010: We carried out a performance audit to examine how effectively maritime patrols were co-ordinated to support New Zealand's maritime interests...
Auditor-General's inquiry into certain types of expenditure in Vote Ministerial Services – Part 1
March 2010: First part of the Auditor-General's inquiry into certain types of expenditure in Vote Ministerial Services ­– the audit of expenditure incurred by Mr Phil Heatley’s ministerial office…
Local authorities: Planning to meet the forecast demand for drinking water
February 2010: We carried out a performance audit of eight local authorities to help us form a view about how well prepared the country is to meet the likely future demand for drinking water...
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits
February 2010, ISBN 978-0-478-32647-5.
Auckland City Council: Management of footpaths contracts
February 2010: We have concluded that the Council’s processes and procedures for managing footpaths work – while still evolving – are reasonable and have been applied adequately. We are satisfied that the Council has protected the interests of ratepayers throughout its management of footpaths contracts...
Auckland Regional Council: Management of the LA Galaxy event at Mount Smart Stadium
January 2010: We have concluded that, despite the efforts of the council officers involved, the loss occurred because the LA Galaxy/Oceania "All Stars" match was in essence the wrong event, at the wrong time, for the wrong price...
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