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Auckland City Council Mismanagement Claims True

The allegations I made in Parliament, 23rd February 2000, of Auckland City Council’s mismanagement of their responsibilities in the Hauraki Gulf have been vindicated by the Auditor General Report released today, said ACT Local Government spokesman Owen Jennings.

“I am pleased for the residents of Waiheke and Great Barrier Island who have been on the receiving end of Council staff abuse. Many people who made submissions will be relieved that the Auditor General Report agrees that their was a major problem requiring attention and that the Auckland City Council failed them badly.

“It is now up to the Mayor, the elected representatives and the senior management of the Council to respond positively to the Auditor General’s recommendations and restore the confidence of Gulf residents in their city Council.

“It is essential that the Local Government & Environment Select Committee take responsibility for seeing that the Auckland City Council meets its obligations.

“I intend to maintain an active interest in this matter to ensure that those people who endured an ongoing bad experience with the Auckland City Council get their matters resolved justly and expeditiously,” said Owen Jennings.

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.


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