Publications produced during 2007

This is a list of the publications produced in 2007 (the most recent items are listed first).
Liquor licensing by territorial authorities

November 2007: Results of the performance audit we carried out to examine how DLAs were giving effect to the provisions of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 - controlling the sale and supply of liquor to reduce alcohol-related harm...

Whakamahinga i Te Rautaki Reo Māori

November 2007: We conducted a performance audit to see whether the lead agencies responsible for implementing the Māori Language Strategy were carrying out their roles effectively. This is the Māori-language version...

Implementing the Māori Language Strategy

November 2007: We conducted a performance audit to see whether the lead agencies responsible for implementing the Strategy were carrying out their roles effectively. This is the English-language version...

Effectiveness of the New Zealand Debt Management Office

June 2007: We looked at NZDMO’s performance in managing the Crown’s public debt and financial asset portfolios. This report is very technical because of the specialist functions undertaken by NZDMO. Non-technical readers can be assured that the audit did not identify any fundamental concerns with the performance of NZDMO...

Department of Labour: Management of immigration identity fraud

June 2007: The Department has systems, processes, procedures, and relationships with relevant external agencies in place for the prevention, detection, and investigation of identity fraud within the skilled migrant and United Nations quota refugee entry categories. However, we noted several areas where improvements need to be made...

Assessing arrangements for jointly maintaining state highways and local roads

June 2007: Transit New Zealand and district councils have separate statutory responsibilities for state highways and local roads respectively. In three districts, they have joined forces in different ways to manage and maintain local roads and state highways. We looked at how well these collaborative agreements are working, and what cost savings and other benefits they bring...

Sustainable development: Implementing the Programme of Action

June 2007: The Programme of Action sought real change in the way central government works, including how it works with local government. Our audit identified some implications for central and local government in areas such as governance, management, and accountability...

New Zealand Customs Service: Collecting customs revenue

June 2007: We conducted a performance audit that assessed the Service’s arrangements for collecting customs duties, excise, and Goods and Services Tax on imported goods. The Service’s arrangements for collecting customs revenue are sound, and its information technology systems are performing effectively...

Waste management planning by territorial authorities

April 2007: All territorial authorities must adopt a waste management plan. In this audit, we checked whether all had done so, and whether six were implementing them. Some of the plans were out of date or did not contain all the information we expected...

Controlling sensitive expenditure: Guidelines for public entities

February 2007: These guidelines are our view of good practice that public entities should use to control sensitive expenditure. The guidelines outline expectations and guidance that we may use when carrying out performance audits or inquiries, or in annual financial audits...