Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 29/10/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday October 29, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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"One of the most fascistic pieces of legislation ever to be placed on the statute books in New Zealand" is how I described the Resource Management Abomination many years ago. Many of you have discovered to your cost that I was right. If you're still not convinced, listen to this, from a listener:

"The Wellington Regional Council has, under the Resource Management Act, recently allowed boatshed owners here to sleep in their sheds, providing we pay the Council a $500 a year application fee. The Council dictates all sorts of conditions like 'No more than three people may congregate in a boatshed at one time,' and 'consent holders must not sleep in their boatsheds for more than thirty-five nights a year, & must keep a log book of such nights.'"

But wait - there's more. To enforce these requirements, my informer tells me, the Wellington Regional Council hired a team of private detectives to spy on the boatsheds, at a cost to the ratepayer of $10,500. This was called Operation Redeye. I quote now from just the first page of one of the surveillance reports submitted by the private detectives.

"Sunday May 23 1999. 1700 hours. Commence surveillance. There is significant activity on the beach frontage & also in & around the boatshed area. Boatshed 1 is occupied, boatshed 4 is occupied, we believe that boatsheds 24 (door slightly ajar) & 25 (smoke coming out of chimney) are occupied. Boatshed 31 has door open & a child is visible. It doesn't look fit for habitation. Also there are a number of people down at the furthest boatshed, light green coloured, identified as shed 40.

"1720 hours. Move along track. Light on in shed 4. Position taken up on track above sheds.

"1730 hours. The occupant of shed 1 turns off the light to the boatshed & leaves the area.

"1738 hours. The light goes off at shed 4.

"1750 hours. A close check of the sheds shows that lights are on & there is activity at sheds 20, 24, 25, 31, & the last shed number 40.

"1800 hours. [A car registration number is given] is parked on the beach near the track entrance.

"1814 hours. A person (no further description, it is dark now) walks along the beach & goes into shed 4. This person can be seen walking round inside the shed. The lights are on. At this time there are also lights on & activity heard within shed 20, which is a well-built two-storey place. There are also lights on in shed 24. The lights are also on at shed 25 and smoke is coming from chimney. Water is let out from the shed & you can hear it spilling on to the beach below the shed. The lights are on & there is still somebody in shed 31 and also the last shed number 40.

"1817 hours. A person at shed 24 comes to the door & slams it shut. It would seem that the door was not properly closed."

And so it goes on till stand down time, 2000 hours. If you were hoping for something more salacious, you'll be disappointed (that, presumably, could be found in the logbooks?!).

Now is there some plausible excuse for this rampant Big Brother-ism, like preventing a dangerous level of excrement disposal into the water? No. Most boatshed owners, my informant tells me, have flushing toilets & are on the reticulated sewerage system. Furthermore, these boatsheds have always been used as weekend batches, & in fact were built as such. No, this is a clear case of petty-fascism gone berserk just for its own sake . just as the Resource Management Abomination mandates it to do.

It's time the thing was dumped. The only gobs of excrement involved here are the people who wrote it, the people who passed it, the people who continue to support it, & the people who administer it with such psychopathic glee. Speed the day when they choke on their own red tape.

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