Showers are back in the political news again, this time with regard to building regulations, rather than water consumption.
Rodney was on Close Up on Tuesday and got quite a bit of media coverage over his supposed suggestion for businesses to ignore silly building regulations because they are going to be reformed soon anyway. He actually said that as a Minister he couldn't recommend people break the law, but his personal view was that they should, but of course that's not as fun for the media to publish.
Either way, the comments seemed to go down well with the public who seem to finally be well and truly sick of all the red tape that is chocking the country, especially with the current economic situation. The video from Close Up is well worth a watch:
Today, the Herald reports that there actually is no requirement for the business to install an accessible shower, that requirement only applies to one shower when installing more than one shower.
I guess either the council are incompetent and hadn't even bothered reading the building code, or the regulation is such a mess that the council couldn't understand it. I guess it's lucky that Rodney is both the Local Government Minister and the Regulatory Reform Minister!
Here's an update from Close Up:
Credit to the anonymous commenter who pointed this out on the original NBR article.