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Facilities for family eventsWill you introduce a bylaw preventing the hireage and use of Council owned buildings and facilities for R-rated events?

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John Banks
  Not Sure
Not sure it can work, I don't know what events this could relate to
Len Brown
  No
I am not sure of this being an issue in the region. I believe different groups in the community should have the right to use Council facilities as long as they meet the application criteria, respect Council property and not harm or interfere with others, then they should be allowed to use them as they see fit.
Andrew Williams
  Yes
Any R-rated events should not take place in publicly owned buildings owned/operated/controlled by the Council. The same as smoking is not permitted in public buildings.
Colin Craig
  No
provided that (a) the hireage does cover the cost to ratepayers and (b) the function is a closed private event, I would not introduce a restriction.
Simon Prast
  No
I am a very strong proponent of Freedom of Expression and am satisfied with the extensive terms and conditions that already apply for the hireage and use of Council owned buildings and facilities. A Council facility such as the Aotea Centre does not become contaminated as a facility for family events merely by also hosting plays, concerts or dance pieces that may contain adult themes, language and nudity. As an R-rating is always in the eyes of the beholder, it is impossible to monitor. I have no interest and will play no role in imposing arbitrary, subjective or ideological restrictions of any kind in this area. So long as as the law is obeyed and the extensive terms and conditions that already apply for the hireage and use of Council owned buildings and facilities are met, I am highly satisfied.
Key
Yes
Maybe – and open to the idea
Not Sure – but open to the idea
Maybe
Not Sure
No

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