It’s one thing to ban smoking in workplaces and bars as there is a genuine issue of protecting others from passive smoking.
But I’m sorry having a local body ban smoking in parks because it is unhealthy is PC madness. I detest smoking and never have smoked. But it is not the role of local authorities to ban things which they think are bad for people.
Why don’t they also ban walking in the parks. I mean it is better for people if you jog, so lets issue fines to anyone not jogging in the park. Oh and we don’t want residents getting skin cancer so lets make the wearing of hats compulsory. Aaarrgh!
This confirms all my prejudices about South Taranaki.