New Zealand second on Transparency corruption assessment (4 December 2014)

Berlin-based Transparency International has rated New Zealand second in the world in its latest Corruptions Perception Index. The Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide. This year's index ranks 175 countries. The ranking uses 12 surveys from 11 different institutions which Transparency says cover expert assessments and... More about New Zealand second on Transparency corruption assessment.

IPONZ advises holiday hours (3 December 2014)

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has provided information on its hours over the holiday period. IPONZ will close for business from 5:00pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will reopen at 8:30am on Monday, 5 January 2015. The website will remain available throughout the period. IPONZ says... More about IPONZ advises holiday hours.

Plain English Tax Panel wound up (3 December 2014)

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says the Rewrite Advisory Panel of public and private sector tax experts has been disestablished. The Panel comprised representatives of the New Zealand Law Society, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Department of Inland Revenue, plus an independent chair. It was set up in... More about Plain English Tax Panel wound up.