along the road of waste, rorting, irresponsible outcomes perpetrated on long suffering ratepayers.
Nigel Ward of The Waiuku Post has contacted the Whale after wading through the three volumes of the Auckland Plan and finding one gem where a neat two million bucks is set aside to "inspect the nine thousand or so pools".
Ward has offered in writing to do it on contract for a measly one Million.
As for me it is a load of complete bollocks, yes a pool fence might save a vulnerable ankle biter here and there but it becomes farcical when such idiotic blanket bylaws have a fully fenced pool standing alongside an unfenced stream, irrigation ditch, accumulated stormwater, or any of the myriad bodies of water that accompany life for all of us and present a clear danger 24/7.
A danger that can only be countered by vigilance, discipline and training of the vulnerable and responsible, sane, sensible behavior from parents.
I think the ASCC should take up Ward's offer, hell there might be someone who will do a better job for $600 000, Waiperera Trust, Destiny Church, The Mob even Little Lenny's chauffeur on his day off.