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Auck­land Trans­port (AT) will be re­leas­ing de­tails of all its con­tracts pub­licly. Since it was es­tab­lished in 2010, AT pub­lished on its web­site, the de­tails of all con­tracts val­ued more than $50,000. It will now pub­lish all con­tracts un­less they are com­mer­cially sen­si­tive. AT chair­man Lester Levy said as a pub­licly or­gan­i­sa­tion, it wanted to be as trans­par­ent and ac­count­able as pos­si­ble. Last week Stephen James Bor­lase and Mur­ray John Noone were jailed for cor­rup­tion and bribery charges re­lat­ing to con­tract work for Auck­land Trans­port (AT). Noone, a for­mer di­rec­tor of trans­porta­tion at the Rod­ney Dis­trict Coun­cil and later an AT em­ployee, was found guilty of six charges of cor­rup­tion or bribery of an of­fi­cial - of­fend­ing that took place be­tween 2006 and 2013.

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