DCC Citifleet, [a] Deloitte report leaked

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Then too, think of all the people who had access to the Deloitte reports (plural) – more specifically those without access to the digitised data report. That ‘narrows’ the field of leaks to Deloitte itself, NZ Police, private investigators, counsel, privileged council staff, privileged mayor and (some) councillors, those council staff whose lawyers worked on their ‘resignations’ / exit packages….
Who else? A veritable feast.

No-one named in the ODT today hasn’t been mentioned at What if? posts and comments previously – this includes the names of the car companies.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Jul 2015
Questions still unanswered
By Chris Morris
[…] even after reading Deloitte’s full “Project Lewis” investigation report – the Otago Daily Times was leaked a copy – there are still many unanswered questions … [The report] named members of three Dunedin families who, together, bought dozens of council-owned cars … Those names included Wayne McFadyen, Destry Duff and Shayne Perkins and members of their extended families, who between them bought 42 vehicles, Deloitte found.
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Anngow Motors was sold in 2007 to Armstrong Mazda, which was, in turn, sold to Dunedin City Motors in 2009.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Jul 2015
Long list of car deals
By Chris Morris
Council cars bought and sold within days, and handfuls of cash that disappeared without trace are detailed in Deloitte’s full report into the $1.5 million Citifleet fraud. The report outlines a long list of transactions between former Citifleet team leader Brent Bachop, private buyers and Dunedin car dealers dating back more than a decade.
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“Mr Bachop or Mr McFadyen kept a significant proportion of the sale proceeds for these vehicles,” the [Deloitte] report said.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Jul 2015
Nothing to hide, says car buyer
By Chris Morris
Wayne “Tubby” McFadyen says he has nothing to hide. Instead, the man identified as one of the main buyers of Citifleet vehicles says the Dunedin City Council should be looking “in the mirror” if it wants to point the finger. “If there’s anyone to blame, it all falls on their heads too. They can blame everyone else for buying vehicles and whatever they want to do, but at the end of the day the buck stops with them.”
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█ For more, enter the terms *citifleet*, *conduct* and *vandervis* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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31 responses to “DCC Citifleet, [a] Deloitte report leaked

  1. Elizabeth

    When will Mayor Cull fully apologise to Cr Lee Vandervis ?

  2. Calvin Oaten

    The exposure of the full Deloitte ‘Citifleet’ report by the ODT is a bad look for the DCC administration. It is little wonder there was a quick run around the report, “H’mm nothing there, Mr Bachop did it, just take the insurance and move on everyone.” That the police chose to go along is strange unless we know its briefing. Big sighs of relief all round. No embarrassment, the “one of the best little cities in the world” still stands unsullied, that is the important thing. Shame about the smell though. Sue Bidrose might be able to do a bulk buy of ‘room freshener’ and work up a quick diversionary exercise. I know! “Climate Change” that gets em’ going every time.

  3. Peter

    Pinging the whole rort on the dead guy was such a stupid thing to do. It assumes the vast bulk of citizenry are indeed dim and will believe it. People don’t like to have their collective intelligence insulted.
    It also leaves the police looking inept in terms of investigative questioning, something I am surprised they would leave themselves open to… especially given their history in this neck of the woods. It is not as if they would have had to resort to torture to extract the truth. As things stand, many are left wondering how thorough they were in questioning Bachop’s widow, family members, car companies. Was it all too hard and was it easier to conclude their evidence would not stack up in court. We all know the intensity of the court process can get us closer to the real culprits. Is justice that unimportant to pursue?

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    Sure, soon as he becomes a member of the rugby hierarchy he’ll have Cull licking his toes and offering him free money.

  5. Hype O'Thermia

    “He paid for the cars by cash, cheque made out to Mr Bachop, or direct credit to Mr Bachop’s Westpac account.
    However, Mr McFadyen told Deloitte he believed Mr Bachop had the authority to sell vehicles, and assumed all money was being returned to the council, the report said.”

    Now why would any person, any REASONABLE person, imagine there was anything unusual about paying for DCC property that way?
    Nice try, Li’l Abner and yo’ unsoppistificated fam’ly frum Dogpatch Kentucky, findin’ youse way through them-there hi-fi nancicles.

  6. Gurglars

    In one of his responses, Wayne McFadyen is absolutely correct.

    More scrutiny should be brought to bear on the DCC administration than the receivers of the stolen goods.

    If there is good management the ownership of the cars would not be a matter of question for the purchaser.

    The expression don’t look gift horse in the mouth comes to mind.

    I am not condoning the “fencing” of the vehicles, I am attempting to get the rotten apples out of the barrel so that the apple price can rise.

    • pb

      Yes, the council do themselves a dis-service sweeping this under the rug. By their lack of action they condone the theft. What message does that send out? They should have taken their medicine, cleaned house. The scab would be healing now. Instead we’re at risk of losing the patient, that is, trust in public virtue…. lol….and it’s gone.

  7. Rob Hamlin

    Some years ago the Blair Government got itself into trouble when the day that multiple people got blown to bits in the London Tube was described by a staffer as an excellent opportunity to release inconvenient but necessary truths into the public arena.

    So, bits of the Deloitte Report have been ‘leaked’ to McP., but I certainly have yet to see the whole document. This is not obvious on the McP. website, which is of course covered with Rugby head jubilation over the Highlanders’ finals victory.

    No comments allowed, no further coverage is my bet. Very handy.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Don’t you think this time there have been enough actual names and details given to stick in the public mind? Before, it was “this happened, the dead guy did it, nothing more to see, move along folks”. Now there are identifiable people who did specific things, ie topics of conversation especially since they are local people and firms that people will already have known, dealt with.
      I don’t think this is going to be an easy disappear.
      There are several other discussion and commentary groups online besides this one. It’s not just Allied Press in 2015 to tell us what has been decided is sufficient information for the peasantry.

  8. Calvin Oaten

    Tell me, did I dream that I had read in the ODT a three page commentary on the Deloitte “Citifleet” fraud investigation? When I go to the ODT online version seeking comments, it is simply not to be found. Funny that.

  9. Rob Hamlin

    The Police already have the Deloitte Report and have done nothing. The McP. article said nothing that was not known to them(and known to others already. There may be more, in this report, but this takes the pressure off to reveal it and males McP. look good at the same time. Blair called it ‘spin’.

  10. Rob Hamlin


    The report comes up on the Mc.P. website if you search on ‘deloitte’, but you obviously have to know that and deliberately enter it to bring it up. Like you, I could not find it merely by looking for it as a normal reader would. Nevertheless, it is there, and it can thus be claimed that it was ‘posted in the public interest’.

    Peter (Lord) Mandelson called it spin too. I think that Big Rupert might have called it ‘business as usual’. Maybe in a smaller and meaner manner, that phrase could also be applied in this locale?

    Of course it has been suggested that Tony and Rupert may be linked by more than just spin:


    Now that would have to be the ultimate gruesome threesome – talk about deserving one another. One would have to have a heart of stone (petrified Mills & Boone) not to laugh.

  11. Elizabeth

    Or you could’ve simply gone to ODT’s ‘Dunedin News’ and read down the menu to find the three related stories (main story –
    http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/347987/questions-still-unanswered) OR followed the links provided at the post that tops this thread.

    But of course (!!!) comments are closed at ODT on the linked stories; they too have to think about potential for defamation as well as the council comms machine with whom they are ‘friends’.

    God forbid there should be a peasant uprising against the lie that “ONE DEAD MAN DONE IT ALL”, case closed, we got our +$1M vehicle insurance payout.

  12. Calvin Oaten

    Thanks for all the advice given. I’ve just returned from a ‘brunch’ of panini and coffee at the ‘Wobbly Goat’ Outram courtesy of my son. Don’t wish to spoil all that by reading crappy stuff via the ODT. That’s weekday penance. Afterthought? How come Sue Bidrose is conveniently out of the country when this Deloitte thingy surfaces. Does she plan these things? Nah! not her.

    • Peter

      Calvin. Did you pick up any cafe goss out in Outram about the need for a new pool there given the huge tyranny of distance from Mosgiel? Moving forward. Of course.

    • Elizabeth

      Fair enough, Calvin. It is a great pain to have just one of the DCC frauds highlighted yet sunk beneath bloody Rugby. A panini lunch in the country air is far better than getting played by ODT, plus ad for Highlander special edition tomorrow. Yawn. Guess who won’t be buying the tree version tomorrow! Murr is rugby mad.

  13. Hype O'Thermia

    I’m interested in the insurance company angle. Private person makes claim and it turns out they didn’t lock the door, left key in the ignition, had been warned by electrician about crumbly old wiring…….

  14. Carol

    It’s amazing how these innocent little wives of Dunedin’s worst fraudsters can afford to keep their children in private schools when their husbands have died or been imprisoned.

  15. Rob Hamlin

    DCC debt – Maybe a key new discovery here….

    I am sitting in a hotel in Limerick having just watched a Chanel 4 (UK) ‘Despatches’ programme. 8.00 pm 7/7/2015

    This documentary was devoted to the secret plague of ‘LOBO’s” that are progressively crippling British local government with massively disadvantageous loan deals with large commercial banks that can last up to 70 years!

    I watched it with a horrified fascination as an all too familiar scenario was spooled out. I suspect that we may now have a real name for the DCC’s darling ‘multi-option variable rate note facility’ – LOBO (Lender Option Borrower Option).

    Unlike our carefully rebranded DCC scheme, LOBOS’s can be Googled with plentiful results. You will be appalled. Here’s just one – swaps – you betcha – with additional horrors including an immediate full repayment option for the lenders if and when they feel like it.


    Now does the $850 million of immediate and unconditional on call capital to DCTL that we all have hanging over our heads and homes make sense?

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks Rob. How to get between fools and their money…. I used to enjoy (past tense) playing Monopoly. We are positioned between Ugliness and Our Money. There are no checks and balances in sight. Council lost us how many cars? Council lost us how many millions of dollars on the town hall redevelopment project. But the DCHL and CCO company directors, how much (?). So many names not named.

  16. Gurglars

    Managers who cannot manage, finance directors who cannot manage finance. But they must be paid ever increasing salaries. We live in the unique period where failure is better rewarded than competence.

    We teach it in primary schools, why should it not transcend to real life?

  17. Elizabeth

    DCC, Police and ODT must be thanking their lucky stars that Thugby took the prime spot in news for a couple of days; they’ll be thinking that shutting down any possibility for Citifleet online comments at the local rag will have stolen people’s attention away from guilty parties extra to Brent Bachop….. But hey, the snow and sleet is nearly here and there’ll be time to wonder afresh about further local body corruption and loses to city ratepayers and residents.

    Or is there More Red carpet to stuff things under? Or will the leadership take extended leave of absence in broke European countries to learn more about the supercharged black market, so the ratepayers left clinging on at Dunedin can be ripped off some more.

  18. Calvin Oaten

    Councillor Vandervis is due back from an overseas break. Expect some action here as the Deloitte report exposure by the ODT happened in his absence. The only thing certain is that this issue won’t go away. I wonder if CEO Bidrose will come back from her overseas R&R?

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Release car-rort story while Cr Vandervis is absent and hope it’ll be forgotten by the time he gets back? Some hopes.
      Big Lee the V is multi-talented: he knows the sign for Victory and the other V sign. Doesn’t know C for cowardice or G for gutlessness but I’m sure if he asked some of his colleagues they’d help him with extra coaching.

  19. Elizabeth

    Cr Vandervis is maintaining a watch on local media and this site from afar, as well as his established information networks.

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