I personally am incensed by the council ruling on grass berms and the requirement for the ratepayers to take ownership of them. I will never cut my berm. But, this raises so many issues. Who pays for the time and petrol or electricity? Who pays if I get injured doing it? What’s the correct height required? How often do I cut them? Who are the new inspectors? Some people have large areas to cut so do they get a rebate on their rates?
What are the fines for not cutting them? Can I weed-killer the whole area to save me the bother? This ruling needs to be overturned.
And re Len Brown, if I did what he did I would lose my job.