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Shower Regulations Stink To High Heaven

Shower Regulations Stink To High Heaven

Rodney Hide MP
Friday, October 10 2008

The Government's plan to limit water pressure in showers is yet another example of 'Nanny State' insanity - it's time Labour quit bossing people around, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

"First we had the Government telling us what sort of light bulbs to use in our homes; now it's telling us how to shower. Labour's 'government-knows-best' never ends," Mr Hide said.

"Government-approved light bulbs have already been shown to be a fire hazard and - containing mercury - difficult to dispose of.

"The last thing New Zealanders need is to have to pay more.

"The red tape and 'government-knows-best' has to end. That's what my Regulatory Responsibility Bill does. The RRB will set up a bonfire of red tape - and use this ridiculous regulation as kindling," Mr Hide said.


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