15 Sep 2015

Auckland Council parks school's picnic fee

4:05 pm on 15 September 2015

The Auckland Council is waiving the $90 fee it charged a primary school for holding a picnic on a local park.

The parks committee chair, Christine Fletcher, told Radio New Zealand she was gobsmacked by the fee being imposed, although a council official later defended the policy and the charge.

In a statement today, the council says it will bring forward a review of the new fee structure for event permits, and will use its discretion over further applications from school groups using parks.