A article on the Whale Oil blog from August 2015:


“With three officers from Auckland Council CCO [Council Controlled Organisation] – Auckland Transport – now set to go on trial for bribery it is a convenient opportunity to raise the issue of corruption in local authorities.

“Most ordinary citizens have no idea that corruption is rife. But there are varying types of corrupt behaviour and unless one is familiar with the law they can be overlooked.

“Two of the most common forms of corruption occur so often you think it’s normal.

“These two particular forms of corruption do not result in personal gain – such as back pocketing cash. But they do result in breaking the law, and they happen daily.

 “The first is ‘malfeasance’ and the second is ‘misfeasance’.

“Both are the abuse of authority – or the position of authority.”

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