Couches at the basin have been a great tradition, and to claim that suddenly they might hinder egress from the ground, or create a fire risk is politically correct madness. How the hell does a small couch on a very big bank block things anymore than all the chairs, and people there. And if couches are likely to self-combust let’s ban them form homes also.
Incidentially I’m pretty sure the Tui couch pictured is one I know well and have spent many a Friday night drinking on, in Molesworth Street.
In more OSH madness a kayak race has been hit with the ever growing OSH bureaucracy, as have school camps.
Not long ago I saw a family faced prosecution for not getting a building permit for a tree fort!! What is this country that spawned Edmund Hillary coming to.