Govt whistleblower claims he was pressured to award contract
NBR ONLINE reveals today the story of a Housing New Zealand whistleblower who walked from his $150,000-a-year job over allegations he was pressured to award a $3 million contract to a particular company.
Englishman Matt Johnson used to head HNZ's Canterbury earthquake asset recovery team, managing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of repairs.
However, he claims two senior managers pressured him late last year to give a contract for non-structural repair work, worth more than $3m, to a Christchurch company.
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