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Our work

Our work gives Parliament, public entities, and the public independent assurance that public entities are operating, and accounting for their performance, in keeping with Parliament’s intentions.  

There are about 4000 public entities, including, for example, government departments, State-owned enterprises, Crown research institutes, the defence forces, district health boards, city and district councils and the entities they own, ports, schools, universities, polytechnics, and wānanga.

This section describes the work that we do:

The About us section tells you about the role of the Controller and Auditor-General and our governing legislation.  

Page last updated: 26 November 2015

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Our website for schools

Some of our work has been rewritten as case studies, designed to fit into the New Zealand Curriculum. We've also made a video about our role in the Parliamentary system. Check out to find out more...

Parliament's watchdog