The Dunedin City Council expects an investigation into a
possible conflict of interest involving one of its managers
to take another couple of weeks.
Council infrastructure and networks general manager Tony
Avery said yesterday the inquiry, examining aquatic services
manager Steve Prescott's private contract to stock vending
machines at Moana Pool, was continuing.
A draft report by independent auditing firm Crowe Horwath had
been circulated, but Mr Avery said he was yet to receive a
He said the investigation was likely to take another ''week
The inquiry was launched last November after it emerged Mr
Prescott had been profiting by up to $10,000 a year from a
private contract to supply vending machines at the pool.
The investigation was later widened to include the handling
of an earlier official information request, after the
Otago Daily Times was told in early 2012 council staff
were not privately profiting from the machines.