Latest reports and letters

The Auditor-General publishes 30-40 reports and letters on this website each year. These are the most recent.
Cost of living payment

29 August 2022: We have written to Inland Revenue and Nicola Willis, MP about cost of living payments made by the government.

Follow-up on marine protection planning processes

18 August 2022: We asked the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai and the Ministry for Primary Industries Manatū Ahu Matua for an update on their response to recommendations we made in 2019 about marine protection planning processes.

Māori perspectives on public accountability

21 July 2022: We commissioned Haemata Limited to help us understand more about Māori perspectives on effective public accountability. Guided by kaupapa Māori research principles, Haemata had wide-ranging discussions with 35 Māori participants about their perspectives on accountability and trust in, and with, the public sector. The findings in Haemata's report highlight issues that we consider are of importance to all public organisations that seek to build and maintain trust and confidence with Māori.