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Transparency and corruption in New Zealand November 22, 2009

Posted by aniticorruptionnz in Uncategorized.
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Cold hearted orb that rules the night

Removes the colours from our sight

Red is gray and yellow, white

But we decide which is right

And which is an illusion       – moody blues

The logo on the Transparency International  web site (http://www.transparency.org.nz ) says Corruption ruins Lives, How true.

Every day I see some one in my office who has been unfairly dealt to and has not had the ability or the right to address an injustice.

Concerned  with what I  am seeing  I took up the invitation  on  Transparency Internationals  web site  and  sent in my  dollars and my application to join.

I served in the New Zealand Police for 15 years, I was a prosecutor and a Sergeant for the past 5 years I have been a Licensed Private investigator specialising in verification. I believed that I had something to contribute with the  insight into lack of transparency which I encounter every day  and how I have personally found  that it   almost impossible to  question corruption in New Zealand   ( more on that later )

The application  for transparency international TINZ Membership Form clearly states “ If not approved, the applicant will be advised in writing with the reasons why the application has not been successful.  “  so Imagine  my bemusement  when I receive  a simple one liner “The board of Transparency International (New Zealand) has considered your membership application and we are writing to advise that your application has been declined.”

To me this raises serious issues with the organisation  which  just  week reported that New Zealand NZ ‘least corrupt place on Earth’ .

Are we the least corrupt in the world  or is it  but an illusion ?