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Street-illegal

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Here’s some free advice to any busker accused of falling foul of Auckland City Council’s extraordinary new policy on street theatre requiring buskers to have a sufficient repertoire of songs to last out their performance (maximum playing time: one hour) without repetition:
1. thank the authorised officer kindly,
2. apologise for the breach of the new code […]

Keeping abreast of legal issues

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Dean Knight and I have been debating one of the finer points of the Bill of Rights Act. We’ve been talking about how it might apply to the proposed boobs-on-bikes parade. (I gather an injunction application is being argued as I type).
The question relates to Bob McCoskrie’s [corrected spelling courtesy of Robyn: see comments] claim that the parade […]

Auckland Council boob-oo?

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Can the new Auckland Council bylaw requiring permits for (among other things) “any organised temporary activity including an organised gathering, parade, protest…” on public streets possibly be lawful? 
Administrative law expert Dean Knight doesn’t think so. His terrific analysis concludes:
I am very confident in saying that, to the extent that the bylaw requires citizens to seek […]