14 Sep 2015

Schools furious at charges for using Auckland's public parks

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 14 September 2015

Inner city Auckland schools are furious at new charges for using public parks for recreational events. Under the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw brought in on 1 July, schools have to apply for an event permit, costing $90-00 to use public parks. The principal of Point Chevalier School, Sandra Aitken was shocked to receive the charge; Carolyn Marino is the President of the Auckland Inner City Schools Association and also the Principal of Westmere School and Christine Fletcher, who is the Chair of the Auckland Council's Parks Committee.