Transparency New Zealand is not to be confused with Transparency International which has a branch in New Zealand.
We also support and assist others in operating their own blogs associated with corruption in New Zealand.
New Zealand may be listed as the least corrupt but this is far from the truth , we have a system here which involves putting up brick walls and letting people bang their heads against it until they give up .
Hiding the corruption does not make you the least corrupt , it says that you have a serious issue with integrity.
Let’s get corruption in the open once it is exposed we can see what we need to clean up
The differences between Transparency New Zealand and Transparency International can be summed up as follows
|Transparency International||Transparency New Zealand|
|international perspective||local reality|
|the Macro picture||the Micro picture|
|protects the perception||exposes the reality|
|” encourages ” action against corruption||engages in action against corruption|
|suggest action for transparency||points out where transparency fails|
|restricts membership||welcomes all|
What we do have in common is the desire to fulfill the objective of the flyer which they had available at their 2009 AGM
Transparency International New Zealand has picture on its web site which states that corruption ruins lives and they also produce a leaflet with this same picture but with the words FIGHT BACK written below it.
Imagine therefore our surprise that when four people who have actively campaigned against corruption were denied membership of transparency International .
We do not believe that we should select who joins our organization because we are pro active about exposing corruption and the Lack of transparency and not proactive in covering up so as to preserve the perception .
It appears to us that Transparency International New Zealand is not very transparent and we question the motives of those who run it in directing their attention to dealing with ” the MACRO” and being concerned with corruption in ” the Islands ” while giving the biggest pacific” island ‘ of them all a corruption perception index which surpasses that of the rest of the world.
We at transparency NZ believe that we would rather live in a corrupt country knowing it is corrupt than to live in one which claims it is least corrupt.
Would we be as proud of our sporting achievements if we had cheated to obtain them? New Zealand appears to be very good at cheating on the transparency index as we will illustrate.
Ordinary New Zealanders are losing their lives savings because they perceive that the checks , controls and legislation is there to safe guard them when there are very large holes in the system.
We welcome new members and at this time are taking expressions of interest from those who can actively help us make New Zealand not the least perceived corrupt but the actual least corrupt.
We are going to apply old-fashioned house keeping principles
1. Lift the rugs and expose the rot
2 Pour bleach on it and let day light cleanse it.
What we need is people power if every one contributes in a small way and we build an anti corruption community
Corruption does ruin lives .
In New Zealand there is no safe way of questioning corruption and not only does corruption ruin lives but questioning it is more dangerous than turning a blind eye this is due to the fact that our courts allow their process to be abused.
it is ironic that of the 164 countries which signed the united nations convention against corruption , only 17 have not ratified it.
One of those 17 is the least corrupt in the world … or best a hiding it and fudging statistics.
We were the first to ratify the ” the emissions trading scheme” why is it not as important to ratify the commission against corruption? Who fears it who is hiding what? why is Truth a dirty word?