The University of Auckland didn’t follow its own rules when it bought a $5 million house for its vice-chancellor to live in, reports Stuff. Auditor General John Ryan found the university was not fully transparent and had “not been able to show a justifiable business” purpose for buying the four-bedroom home in Parnell. Given that the university is partially taxpayer funded, Ryan said he expected the university to consider each situation more carefully to ensure it could justify the expenditure and was reasonably able to do so.
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