New Zealand can celebrate being pronounced the least corrupt country in the world. But that doesn’t mean we should be complacent – there are plenty of recent controversies that threaten the nation’s reputation for integrity.
Two weeks ago Transparency International declared New Zealand the least corrupt country on earth. Its annual Corruption Perception Index scored New Zealand at 90 out of 100, putting it first equal with Denmark – see Isaac Davison’s New Zealand reclaims title as world’s least corrupt country. After last year’s fall to fourth place, it is something to celebrate. And the National Government and the public sector can rightly crow about this achievement.
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