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If the Auditor-General decides to carry out an inquiry, the Office won't normally have any comment to make until we release a report. It is hard to predict what might emerge or transpire as we carry out an inquiry so it is equally hard to predict when we might be ready to report our findings.

Incentive payments made by Te Puni Kōkiri to Whānau Ora commissioning agencies Incentive payments made by Te Puni Kōkiri to Whānau Ora commissioning agencies

16 April 2019: During the Māori Affairs Committee’s Annual Review of Te Puni Kōkiri in December, committee members asked about an “incentive payment” that had been distributed to shareholders of a Whānau Ora commissioning agency. We reviewed the arrangements, and have written to Te Puni Kōkiri with our findings.

Letter to the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce Letter to the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce

9 April 2019: The Independent Taskforce on the Review of Tomorrow’s Schools has recommended changes to the education system. Although we do not have a view on the proposed structural changes to the education system, we have written to the Taskforce setting out some matters for it to consider as it develops its proposals further.

Controller update: July to December 2018 Controller update: July to December 2018

1 April 2019: Most government spending for the first six months of 2018/19 has been properly authorised and is within the law. However, we have confirmed two instances that were not properly authorised.