The investigation into a Dunedin City Council manager's
private profits from vending machines at Moana Pool is to
continue next year.
Council infrastructure and networks general manager Tony
Avery yesterday confirmed the probe into aquatic services
manager Steve Prescott's contract, involving independent
auditor Crowe Horwath, was not expected to be completed until
He had earlier hoped it might be concluded before Christmas,
but that was no longer the case.
The exact completion date would depend on the availability of
people, but he had nothing further to add yesterday.
The update came after it was confirmed last month Mr Prescott
had been profiting from a private contract to supply vending
machines at the pool.
Mr Prescott had been receiving between $6000 and $10,000 a
year for the past 12 years from the deal, prompting the
council to confirm it was investigating the appropriateness
of the contractual arrangements.
The investigation has since been widened to include the
handling of an earlier official information request, after
the Otago Daily Times was told in February last year council
staff were not privately profiting from the machines.