Publications produced during 2023

This is a list of the publications produced in 2023 (the most recent items are listed first).
Results of the 2021 school audits

27 March 2023: This detailed information sets out the results of the school audits for 2021. We have provided this information, and a list of recommendations, to the Secretary for Education.

Controller update: July to December 2022

15 March 2023: Almost all government spending for the first six months of 2022/23 was properly authorised and within the law. The single confirmed instance of unlawful spending was for Accommodation Supplement payments under Vote Social Development.

Submission on draft water services legislation

8 March 2023: We provided a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Water Services Legislation Bill and the Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill.

Getting the most out of your department's Audit and Risk Committee

9 February 2023: Understanding and managing risk in a government department is particularly challenging. This is where a well-functioning audit and risk committee can add significant value. We've published a guide for government departments on audit and risk committees, and how to ensure that these committees operate as effectively as possible.

Engagement of consultants by Horowhenua District Council

31 January 2023: We wrote to the Chief Executive of Horowhenua District Council after concerns were raised with us about the engagement by the Council of external consultants to provide services in relation to the Levin landfill.