While people are struggling to pay outrageous rate increases we get a councillor sticking her oar into what is not a local government issue. Who pays for the time she spends lobbying other councils and government? Replication of activity has a cost.
A Porirua City councillor is calling for councils to take a stand against violence towards children, starting with her own council.
On Wednesday, Sue Dow will move a motion that the council support a bill currently before Parliament. Section 59 of the Crimes Act bans the smacking of children.
Ms Dow says Porirua has always been a trail-blazer among local authorities and it should lead the way on this issue too.
Unite Union coincidence? You tell me!
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