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Should proposed graffiti clean-up laws be introduced nationwide?


There are hopes legislation allowing a local council to clean up graffiti on private properties might be extended to the rest of the country if it is successful.

The Hutt City Council (Graffiti Removal) Bill, which passed its first reading in Parliament last night, would allow the council's staff to enter private property to remove graffiti marks after serving a notice on the owner at least 10 days prior and subject to agreement from the owner.

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard, who is sponsoring the bill, said that while current law provided legal grounds to deter graffiti offenders, it did not give the council the power to clean graffiti marks that were on private property.

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