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Recent publications

The Auditor-General publishes 30-40 reports each year. These are the most recent.
Annual Report 2016/17
October 2017: Our annual report informs our stakeholders – Parliament, public entities, and New Zealanders – about our performance for the year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Public Finance Act 1989.
MPs' guide to the Auditor-General
September 2017: This booklet is for members of Parliament (MPs) and for new MPs in particular. It explains the role of the Controller and the Auditor-General and outlines the kind of interaction, advice, and support that MPs can expect from the Auditor-General...
Ministry of Social Development: Using a case management approach to service delivery
August 2017: In December 2014, we published a report on how the Ministry of Social Development applied a case management approach to providing services for working-age adults. This follow-up report looks at the Ministry's progress in responding to the Auditor-General's recommendations.
Managing the school property portfolio
July 2017: The school property portfolio, valued at about $14 billion at 30 June 2016, is one of the largest publicly owned portfolios of property assets. For this report, we looked at the effectiveness of the Ministry of Education’s property strategy and its role as an asset manager, including how well it plans, monitors, and reports on its performance against the strategy.
Commentary on He Tirohanga Mokopuna: 2016 Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position
July 2017: Long-term financial management requires an outlook that considers future uncertainties and plausible scenarios. It is about good planning, not perfect prediction. This is our view of the Treasury's long-term statement...
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