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Under-16 spray paint by-law will be updated

10 May 2005

Under-16 spray paint by-law will be updated

Waitakere Council will continue to have a by-law governing the sale of spray paint cans to anyone under 16 - but in an updated form.

The Planning and Regulatory committee resolved to consult with Manukau City which has proposed an anti-graffiti bill.

“Many people in the community do not realise that there is a by-law prohibiting the sale of spray paint cans.

“If we do not have a by-law it will be a message to the community, and retailers in particular, that we have lifted the restriction on under-16s being able to buy spray cans,” says deputy chair Councillor Ross Dallow.

A revised draft will be presented at the July meeting.

Other bylaws up for review by the councillors wer:

- The by-law restricting jaw type traps will continue. Written permission to use the traps has been required from the Council since 1990.

- The committee voted to prepare more technical information to update the Radio Frequency Radiation bylaw. A report to the meeting on the testing of radiation levels at the Broadcasting Corporation Limited’s Waiatarua site, using the New Zealand Standard, showed the radiation levels outside the fence to be “barely detectable”, less than an electric fence.

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