Auditor-General finds NZDF broke its own conflict of interest rules in lifejacket contract

Sophie Boot
Fri, 19 Feb 2016

By Sophie Boot Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The Auditor-General has found the New Zealand Defence Force broke its own rules in handing out a $114,000 interim contract for lifejacket servicing to a serving member of the air force. NZDF did not follow its own procedures when it engaged Miltech, a company owned and run by an acting air force flight sergeant, to take over the contract servicing SOS Marine life jackets for the navy, Auditor-General Lyn Provost said in a letter to Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee. The defence force's rules around...

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