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.
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Join us at Te Awamutu Library this morning at 10am. Class followed by demonstration by the dancers at Imperious. Beginner class for adults and children 10 and above. Heaps of fun!
We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.
We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New Zealand businesses.
Please join us in welcoming Competenz and stay tuned for job listings and other exciting content!
Our Mielie got away and still not returned home, if anyone can help us to bring him home, we will be greatful because we miss him a lot. His empty cage is waiting for him.