Recent announcements

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Our intentions: Looking at the leadership of the housing and urban development system Our intentions: Looking at the leadership of the housing and urban development system

17 November 2021: Organisations need to work together to address the complex and systemic challenges in the housing system that are contributing to negative health, education, economic, and social outcomes for New Zealanders. We're looking at how well placed Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is to provide leadership across the housing and urban development system.

Completeness of Budget estimates information Completeness of Budget estimates information

2 November 2021: We have replied to Mr Andrew Bayly MP and Hon Michael Woodhouse MP about their concerns about the quality of reporting on public expenditure and the ability of the Estimates of Appropriations to serve their wider purpose as a key accountability mechanism.

Update on the completion of 30 June 2021 audits Update on the completion of 30 June 2021 audits

18 October 2021: We have completed almost all audits with 30 June balance dates that were required to report by 30 September 2021. We remain on track to complete district health board, nearly all council, and larger public organisations’ audits that had statutory reporting time frames extended by Parliament.

Controller update: September 2021

28 September 2021: This update explains recent events in Parliament’s authorising of public expenditure and our work in monitoring Government spending and providing assurance to Parliament and the public.

Responses about our functional leadership recommendations

2 August 2021: We asked New Zealand Government Procurement (in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) and Te Kawa Mataaho (the Public Service Commission) for an update on their response to recommendations we made in 2019 about the functional leadership of the government's procurement work.