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Client information updates 2020

Working together to deliver improved value for New Zealanders.

Each year, we organise sessions for our clients in order to provide updates about the latest thinking in reporting, auditing, and other topics of value for the public sector.  

Our aim is to provide knowledge, expertise, and insights designed to respond to the needs of governors (including audit and risk committees, mayors, councillors, and board members) and senior managers. The updates also include more technical, detailed advice for professionals involved with reporting.

As part of our response to the Covid-19 situation, we have provided this year’s material via video presentations on our website, so that viewers can explore the material at a pace that takes account of their busy schedules. The themes also respond to challenges that our clients now face, such as planning for unexpected events or dealing with additional reporting requirements to do with Coivd-19 and climate change.

Should you have questions about the videos below, your appointed auditor is there to help in the first instance, or you can send enquiries to

The implications of Covid-19 for reporting and auditing in the public sector

Steve Walker, Audit New Zealand
Stephen Walker
The planning fallacy

Martin Richardson, Audit New Zealand
Martin Richardson
Climate change: The coming storm and how to prepare

Lloyd Kavanagh and Stephanie de Groot, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Lloyd KavanaghStephanie de Groot
The future is already here

Melissa Clark-Reynolds, Future Centre
Melissa Clark-Reynolds
Financial reporting updates for public benefit entities and for-profit entities

Brett Story, Audit New Zealand
Brett Story

Page last updated: 7 October 2020