In-Depth Audit of Trust by Auditor-General Required
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
28 MAY 2014
‘In-House’, Audit of Trust by Auditor-General
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston
Peters is calling for the Auditor-General to urgently launch
an inquiry into Māori intellectually disabled services
trust, Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau.
“Clearly there has
been an accounting and auditing failure at the trust and
only a superficial review by the Ministry of Health.
is time for an in-depth investigation from the
Auditor-General’s office, not some cosy, in-house quick
overview of their own affairs.
“New Zealand First has
been provided with detailed incidents of deliberate
mismanagement of finances.
“Among serious allegations is
an under-the-table payment of over $42,000 to secure a
vehicle supply contract that should be under investigation
at this very moment.
“We have been reliably informed the
so-called audit of the trust merely looked at funds coming
into Te Roopu as the trust itself was concerned it was not
receiving the correct level of funding.
“There was no
overarching audit of spending, nor of policies and
procedures to ensure transparency and accountability,”
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