'Waikato health community has expected this for some time'

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Thursday, 5 October 2017, 8:47PM
Nigel Murray has been on leave from his $560,000 a year job since July. (Photo: NZ Herald)

The boss of the Waikato District Health Board has quit after promising to repay $25,000 he overspent in relocation costs.

The board has announced Chief executive Nigel Murray's resignation is immediate.

An independent inquiry found Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25,000 allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorised expenses involving potential financial breaches of his obligations.

Dr Murray took leave at the end of July while the claims were investigated.

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