The Panel with Chris Trotter and Ellen Read (Part 1)
Topics - Pool owners say they're disappointed about a lack of consultation over proposed changes to swimming pool fencing legislation. Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has announced changes to the 1987 Fencing of Swimming Pools Act which, if passed next year, will introduce a new enforcement regime, including $500 fines for those who don't fence off their pools properly. Len Brown's office has confirmed that the Auckland Mayor didn't comply with the council code of conduct over a trip to Hong Kong. Mr Brown's Chief of Staff, Phil Wilson, says he understands Mr Brown didn't file an annual return of interests by July 31 under the code of conduct because it was under review at the time.