328 days ago

We Say/You Say: Body Cams

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Matamata Chronicle

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about body cams being worn by authorities?

A local council in the Waikato region has rejected a plan to enforce body cam use for council officials conducting fieldwork.

Some council staff had reportedly received death threats from members of the public and this prompted councillors to call for mandatory body cam use for some staff in December 2020.

Legal advice received by councillors showed that filming members of the public could be a breach of privacy and potentially be an offence under the Bill of Rights. There was also concern about when footage can be released under the Official Information Act.

Would you support the move in your community? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Matamata Chronicle.

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Music for Tonga POSTPONED TO Tuesday 1ST, FEBRUARY.

Angela Neighbourly Lead from Te Aroha

Calling all musicians , singers and instrument players. Tomorrow Tuesday 25th. January Myself and a few others will be outside the Duck and Cover in Te Aroha for a 12 hour fundraiser for the communities of Tonga starting at 7am. to 7pm. Danny and Joan well known talented musicians in Te Aroha, who give their time voluntary for many things, will be kicking off the day at 7am.and I will be playing my street organ in between.Matt Ferris will also be along sometime through the day. Do come along and support we are blessed in the town of te Aroha living beneath the Mountain of love, now is the time we can share the love and support the people in need in Tonga. Thank you.

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What's On: cancellation

Wilhelmina from South Waikato District

I cancelled the Tokoroa Bridge Club lessons and the Putaruru Bridge Lessons before, now they are re appearing in what's on. Please cancel permanently.
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TEEKS, Ballet Noir, Haus of YOLO, Reb Fountain, Muroki, The Soundtracks from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Sunset Symphony...

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