Inquiry reports

A list of the reports produced outside of the Office's scheduled work programme, as a result of the Auditor-General's decision to inquire into a public entity's use of resources.
Inquiry into the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board

August 2010: We looked in some detail at how the Board's functions were working. We found problems that included unclear or non-existent policies, poor communication, poor processes, and decisions and policies that were not clearly well-grounded in the legislation...

Auckland City Council: Management of footpaths contracts

February 2010: We have concluded that the Council’s processes and procedures for managing footpaths work – while still evolving – are reasonable and have been applied adequately. We are satisfied that the Council has protected the interests of ratepayers throughout its management of footpaths contracts...

Auditor-General's decision on parliamentary and ministerial accommodation entitlements

October 2009: In September, the Auditor-General received some requests to inquire into the way parliamentary and ministerial accommodation entitlements are administered and how they have been applied in relation to Hon Bill English. We gathered extensive background information on the two systems for administering accommodation entitlements and analysed their application to individual circumstances, including those of Mr English...

Inquiry into immigration matters (Volume 2)

May 2009: Volume 2 of our inquiry report about immigration matters. This volume deals with the public sector recruitment processes involving Mary Anne Thompson and related issues...

Inquiry into the West Coast Development Trust

August 2008: The Auditor-General decided in October last year to conduct an inquiry into the operations of the West Coast Development Trust (the Trust), after receiving information on the workings of the Trust, including allegations of conflicts of interest...

Inquiry into certain aspects of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

December 2005: This audit and inquiry followed a request for assurance from the then Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education). There were concerns about possible conflicts of interest in transactions worth large sums of money. Other issues emerged as we began our inquiry...