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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Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!
Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.
Visit Auckland Zoo with your whanau these school holidays.
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