Just saw on Campbell Live, a kindergarten is struggling with crazy regulations around gate latches:
- The Council, according to the building code, requires a gate latch to be low enough to allow disabled access.
- The Ministry of Education (and all sensible parents) require a latch to be high enough to prevent children escaping onto the road.
These laws are mutually exclusive. This is the craziness you get when you have overly detailed building codes – buildings made to satisfy the book, rather than built logically. We need fewer, sensible laws, rather than the current bureaucratic nightmare.