18 Dec 2018
Inquiry into the use of external security consultants
In December the State Services Commission concluded its investigation into the use of external security consultants by government agencies. The New Zealand Tourism Board undertook a review of its financial records for any interaction with external security consultants. The Board uses the services of an external security consultant (The Investigators New Zealand Ltd) to monitor the Approved Destination Status (ADS) programme in support of Tourism New Zealand’s China Market Development Unit. This includes spot checks of ADS tours, as outlined in section 9 of the ADS Code of Conduct. Individuals undertaking the checks identify themselves as working for Tourism NZ and are supplied photographic identity cards to validate their status.
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