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Claim of unauthorised, excessive spending at Counties-Manukau DHB

28 June 2018 Radio New Zealand

National MP Jami-Lee Ross has used parliamentary privilege to claim an audit has found hundreds of thousands of dollars of unauthorised and excessive spending at Counties-Manukau District Health Board.

The MP told Parliament yesterday the investigation identified remuneration and benefits to a senior DHB executive which were either unauthorised, excessive or unjustified and multiple areas where that executive exceeded their financial authority.

He said the word fraudulent also appeared in the report.

Mr Ross said the audit was so serious that mid-last year two new board members sought help from the State Services Commissioner and the Ministry of Health.

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