As NZ Pundit and others have pointed out, “It's become obvious that Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard's style police don't believe in property rights, but it now seems they don't believe in privacy either.”
Rules to ban the construction of new 2m-high solid masonry or stucco fences in Auckland City’s Residential 2 zone have been defended by Council heritage manager George Farrant, who said "the reason for reducing heights was to allow people to look at homes in the character zone.”
Very well then here’s one to look at: Mother Hubbard’s home in the Res 2 part of Epsom, with a vista to the east across to Mt Hobson. Perhaps appropriately, a ‘Stop’ sign greets Dick every morning when he eats his breakfast cereal and looks out at the sunrise.
The new motto of Auckland City Council, then:
Labels: Ban Bans, Property Rights