Auditor-General's international travel, 2008/09

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The Auditor-General spends time overseas each year to contribute to and learn from the international auditing community. This benefits public sector auditing in New Zealand and reinforces our strong international reputation. The Auditor-General has decided to provide the cost of these visits on our website in the interests of openness and transparency.

Travel costs to date

Date of TravelReason for TravelAirline TravelDiscretionary ExpenditureTotal Cost
(NZ $)
17-18 March 2009 Presentation to CPA Australia Conference $0[5] $106.10 $106.10
20-21 November 2008 Australasian Council of Auditors-General (ACAG)[1] Meeting, Brisbane $1,393.00 $441.00 $1,834.00
9-21 November 2008 EUROSAI Training Event on Auditing of Social Security Systems[2], Prague;
INTOSAI Task Force meeting, Vienna[2]; and
Attendance at Alumni function and various meetings in London
$7,822.35[3] $1,577.68[4] $9,400.03
24-25 July 2008 Australasian Council of Auditors-General (ACAG)[1] Meeting, Sydney $1,038.80 $872.94 $1,911.74
6-9 July 2008 Commonwealth Auditors-General Conference, Bermuda $10,822.20 $2,798.41 $13,620.61

[1] Twice yearly working meeting of the Auditors-General from the National and State Offices of Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

[2] EUROSAI (European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions), INTOSAI (International Organisations of Supreme Audit Institutions).

[3] The Auditor-General met the cost of travel to the United Kingdom because the trip combined office and personal travel.

[4] The costs of accommodation in Prague were met by the Czech Republic Audit Office.

[5] Costs of accommodation and air travel met by CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) Australia.

Page last updated: 28 January 2010