SFO confirms investigation into individuals at AK Transport
11 October 2013
SFO confirms investigation into
individuals at Auckland Transport
Fraud Office (SFO) today confirmed that an investigation
into individuals related to Auckland Transport was commenced
The investigation is being conducted under
Part II of the Serious Fraud Office Act, meaning the
Director had reasonable grounds to believe that an offence
involving serious or complex fraud may have been
The investigation relates to alleged
irregularities in the procurement of services and as a
result search warrants were executed at multiple locations
Acting Chief Executive for SFO, Simon McArley,
said the matter had been referred to them by Auckland
Transport following an internal investigation.
that no further comment will be made as this early
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>