Letters published on OAG website
We’ve published two letters on our website
Tertiary Education Institutions: Changes to
the requirements for performance reporting in annual
On 14 February 2019, we sent a letter to the
Chancellors and Chairs of Tertiary Education Institution
Councils/Te Mana Whakahaere. We also sent a copy of this
letter to the Chief Executives/Te Taiurungi/Vice-chancellors
of the Tertiary Education Institutions, and to appointed
auditors. This letter sets out changes to the requirements
for performance reporting in Tertiary Education
Institutions’ annual reports.
Comments on local government funding and
financing issues paper
The Productivity Commission has
released an issues paper that will inform an inquiry into
local government funding and financing. On 15 February 2019,
we wrote to the Commission with our comments about the
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Commerce Commission: Retail Fuel "Not As Competitive As It Could Be"
The Commission has outlined some options it considers could improve competition. There are two broad sets of options it thinks may have the potential to help create a competitive wholesale market. These are:
• Greater contractual freedom to make it easier for resellers to switch between suppliers; and
• Enabling wider participation in the majors’ joint infrastructure, notably the shared terminals and supporting logistics involved in their borrow-and-loan system.
Further options, including improving the transparency of premium petrol prices, are discussed in the draft report. More>>