Request for inquiry into Trust
FORMAL REQUEST FOR INQUIRY
New Zealand First Leader
Rt Hon Winston Peters has written to the Auditor-General
today requesting an inquiry into Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau
“As we have previously stated there is
sufficient evidence around significant failings and lack of
transparency within the taxpayer-funded trust that highlight
the need for an investigation at the top level.
“The previous audit of the intellectually disabled
services provider was clearly superficial and an in-depth
inquiry is overdue,” says Mr Peters.
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