People aged under 18 are no longer allowed to use sunbeds in Auckland. The prohibition is part of a new health and hygiene bylaw that requires 1200 Auckland businesses from tattoo parlours to nail bars to be licensed and follow a code of practice. Auckland Council manager Mervyn Chetty says this means minimum standards have been put in place from this month. The bylaw requires all commercial services that might break, burn or pierce the skin to display a Health Protection Licence. ‘‘There has recently been widespread concern around substandard practices in nail bars throughout the country, as well as the ongoing use of sunbeds despite the risks.’’ Go to aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/health for details.