The Herald reports:
Kiwis’ DIY resourcefulness is under threat from the Auckland Council, which is demanding the removal of children’s swings on street trees, in the name of safety and tree health.
Parents in Calgary St, Sandringham, are shocked to have been slapped with notices ordering them to dismantle swings – loved by children – outside their homes.
Bad enough that this is happening, but even worse ratepayers are forced to fund it.
I reckon parents should just refuse and tell the Council to take them to court. I’d be happy to contribute towards crowd funding legal costs.