Senior Manager sacked during corruption investigation

Auckland Transport has sacked a senior manager at the centre of an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption over road maintenance contracts. The council body's chief executive, David Warburton, says the investigation has established "serious conflict of interest and performance issues" involving the official, who was stood down on leave a month ago following an internal review of procurement and contract management procedures. Invoices, contracts and other documents dating back to 2010, when Auckland Transport was established as a council-controlled organisation, [...]

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Is Corporate Corruption here to stay in NZ?

With two of New Zealand's largest public transport organisations investigating separate allegations of corruption have we now reached the point of having to accept that corruption is here to stay? The Serious Fraud Office is waiting for the outcome of internal inquiries regarding contracts at Auckland Transport and KiwiRail. Auckland Transport has put a senior manager in its road maintenance division on indefinite leave until it completes an internal investigation into what it says are "serious allegations relating to [...]

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