Macaulay“Wednesday 8 November 2017, 7.15 am to 8.45 am, Southward Car Museum, $25 (incl GST) per person

“The Electra Business Breakfast Kapiti is delighted to be hosting Dr Michael Macaulay of the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Mike will be speaking on integrity, ethics and anti-corruption from a global and New Zealand perspective.”

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Needless to say, the short answer to that question is no — and corruption is a particularly big problem in local government, as we have seen over the last decade in Kapiti.

Despite that, NZ rates well in perceptions internationally: last year, according to Transperancy International’s ranking, NZ shared first place as the World’s least corrupt country with Denmark.  At the bottom were Somalia, South Sudan and North Korea, no surprise.

The rankings generally are what you’d expect, although there are some countries that rate better than you might think — such as China and India — and a few that are worse — such as Thailand and Equador.