Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Upcoming Events


Later in 2015

  • Liz Richardson - Manchester University
  • Associate Professor Tina Nabatchi - Maxwell School of Citizenbship and Public Affairs

New Zealand is Corruption-free - or is it?

Why do we need the Organized Crimes and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill? Why does NZ need to fully ratify the UN Convention Against Corruption?


Louella Cumming, Partner KPMG Advisory practice and Head of Government Services for KPMG New Zealan
Fiona Tregonning, Senior Associate, Bell Gully, past director of Transparency International New Zealand
Third speaker TBC

Tuesday 25th August
5:30pm - 6:30pm
GBLT3, Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 3 - Ground floor

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The Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill is into its second reading (you can read all of the submitted evidence here). One of the stated aims of the Bill is to update New Zealand legislation so that it will finally be able to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and other international commitments. What does the Bill mean for business, government and the community? Why must NZ fully ratify the UNCAC?

Special Event - Talk by President of Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao

This is a very special event being run by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and the VUW School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

As globalization and economic integration deepen, regional cooperation and integration becomes more important for future growth and development. Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takahiko Nakao will discuss the economic situations and outlook for Asia and the Pacific countries and their responses to policy challenges during a special public address at Victoria University, 31 August, 2015. The address will include the way in which ADB is supporting different subregions of Asia, as well as the status of regional cooperation initiatives and development challenges specific to New Zealand's Pacific island neighbors

Monday 31st August
12:30pm - 1:30pm
GBLT1, Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 1

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Later in 2015

Note: To view the public lectures given earlier in 2014; many with lecture reviews, power point slides and video recordings, see here.

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