Moana Pool manager resigns

Steve Prescott
Steve Prescott
The Dunedin City Council's aquatic services manager, Steve Prescott, has resigned after apologising for "misleading'' statements about money from Moana Pool's vending machines.

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 career.

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 written statement.

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