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24/11/2009

Facing reality

Filed under: corruption,transparency — anticorruptionnz @ 3:20 am

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.

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.”

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 )

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

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

Please follow my blog as I  expose  the issues which  every day New Zealanders  face,  so that you  can  decide  which is right .

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4 Comments

  1. good on you.

    Comment by anonymous — 24/11/2009 @ 3:50 am

  2. From what I understand, Transparency International New Zealand is headed by a fruit salesman and the directors are consultants to the government. That this and so much more of this secret organisation is not apparent is indeed a clue of what a farce it is.

    Transparency International seeks to cover-up corruption in New Zealand and has worked hard in its short life to prevent anti-corruption agencies at the government level by claiming its own investigations say this is unwarranted in New Zealand. Yeah, right!

    Comment by annon — 24/11/2009 @ 5:08 am

  3. New Zealand is less corrupt than many countries but our corruption comes from our denial of bullying, favouritism, and most damning – SHe’ll be right mate attitude combined wtih number 8 wire to fix anything,

    Comment by Roberta — 24/11/2009 @ 8:08 pm

  4. Perhaps not as bad as Zimbabwe but make no mistake there is a lack of integrity and it goes right to the top. Not only are lawyers and judges corrupt, so are politicians. They get away with it because there is an inherent lack of integrity in the systems. The kiwisfirst website is a good place to start for people who are just realising there is more than a little amiss in NZ. The link is http://www.kiwisfirst.co.nz/index.asp. There is an article about Transparency International’s office in NZ there. Apparently it is actually a closet with a notice stuck to it.

    Comment by Gerard — 28/11/2009 @ 6:18 pm


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