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The SFO leads fraud prevention efforts in New Zealand’s public sector and works to strengthen the sector’s resilience to fraud and corruption through its Counter Fraud Centre - Tauārai Hara Tāware (CFC).

Fraud involving public funds diverts money from vital areas such as health, infrastructure or a crisis response. It also undermines confidence in public institutions.

The CFC’s mission is in two parts - to build capability through providing resources and guidance, and to create an effective counter fraud culture.

You can access resources and guides at the links below.

If you are in the public sector and would like to contact us about the services we can provide please email

To learn more about the CFC, click here. [PDF, 502 KB]

Build Capability

Our resources cover a range of topics - from the basics of fraud prevention and awareness to how-to guides to carry out your own pressure testing. Find out how to build fraud prevention capability within your organisation.

Build an effective culture

Stay up to date and read the latest insights and trends from fraud and corruption publications produced in New Zealand and internationally.