Letter to the Speaker

Hon Doug Kidd
House of Representatives

Mr Speaker

I am pleased to forward this report to you for presentation to the House of Representatives pursuant to section 33 of the Public Finance Act 1977.

This report sets out the results of our inquiry into certain events involving the New Zealand Tourism Board. Patricia Schnauer MP first requested an investigation. The Minister of Tourism, the Hon Murray McCully MP, also asked that we conduct an investigation.

Given the origins of the inquiry and the fact that the New Zealand Tourism Board is a creature of statute, I considered that I should report the results of our inquiry to the House.

D J D Macdonald
Controller and Auditor-General


19 April 1999

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