Voting opened yesterday for Auckland local body elections. Ruth Spencer lists bylaws that should be implemented immediately.

The entirety of the bylaw legislation could be replaced with one simple phrase: "A person must not." It's the phrase used most often in our current bylaws. It covers everything, leaves no room for argument and, honestly, don't you wish people wouldn't?

But there are some arcane bylaws that just seem too restrictive. Take the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw (2013), Section 9, Part 2, point 5, sub-category b, paragraph ii: a person must not use an aircraft to set down or pick

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