Go­ing looco over loo

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Mr Bense­mann has also gone to great lengths to try to re­trieve pho­tographs of his boat­shed toi­let he be­lieves the re­gional coun­cil has on file.

He says pho­tos were taken of his toi­let at boat­shed No 24 dur­ing the May 10 in­spec­tion, and he wrote to Greater Welling­ton chief ex­ec­u­tive David Ben­ham, claim­ing it was a breach of the Pri­vacy Act.

‘‘I don’t know how to ex­plain it. It made me feel vi­o­lated. I know it’s ridicu­lous, but that’s how I felt. I don’t think they took any other in­ter­nal pho­tos.’’

He said he felt the tak­ing of the pho­tos was a form of in­tim­i­da­tion, and he wanted them back and to know what they would be used for.

Environment Man­age­ment Group gen­eral man­ager Nigel Corry wrote to Mr Bense­mann, say­ing the tak­ing of in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal pho­tos of a boat­shed’s struc­ture was nor­mal prac­tice, to record ev­i­dence of com­pli­ance with re­source con­sent con­di­tions. He said there was no pho­to­graph of Mr Bense­mann’s toi­let on file.

Mr Cross re­it­er­ated this to Kapi­Mana News, say­ing it was rou­tine for such pho­tos to be taken. In this case, it was likely that they weren’t con­sid­ered nec­es­sary for the file, and so were deleted from the cam­era.

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