Going looco over loo
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.