The Dunedin City Council's aquatic services manager,
Steve Prescott, has resigned after apologising for
"misleading'' statements about money from Moana Pool's vending
Mr Prescott's resignation - health reasons were cited - was
confirmed at a media conference this afternoon. His final day
will be on Friday, bringing to an end a 17-year council
His decision comes after the council received the results of
an independent investigation by auditors Crowe Horwath, which
found the council knew of - and approved - Mr Prescott's
private contract to restock the vending machines.
However, the investigators also concluded Mr Prescott's
earlier responses to media questions about his vending
machines arrangements gave a "misleading impression", council
infrastructure and networks general manager Tony Avery said.
"I have learned that I need to be much more rigorous in my
approach to answering those questions," Mr Prescott said in a