Tauranga City Council won’t be policing nude sunbathers any time soon, but if you want to use an old pallet for a beach bonfire, think again.
The council has updated its Beaches Bylaw, a set of rules for what people can and can’t do on the city’s world-famous beaches, for the first time since 2007.
Councillor Leeanne Brown said the council had tried to strike the right balance with the bylaw.
“We’re not trying to be the fun police, we just want to make a better environment for everybody.”
The updated bylaw included new rules for vehicles, longlines, fires, drones and structures on the beach.
Not included were any restrictions on nudity on the beach, which in circumstances that constituted “lewd behaviour” was a matter for the police. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 21 September 2018
Posted on NatCorn 5th October 2018