A ban on using indoor open fires comes into force in Rotorua from today. The ban is part of a bylaw to improve the city’s air quality, which was adopted by Rotorua Lakes Council in 2010.
Lyall Thurston, Councillor for Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the Rotorua constituency, said the development of the Bylaw, including the open fire ban rule, was publicly consulted on in 2010.
“It’s about improving the city’s air quality and saving lives. We want to make sure people feel confident that the air they’re breathing is safe for them and is not going to make them sick, or worse,” he said.
Cr Thurston said while there are costs involved with upgrading a home’s heating, the date surrounding the ban has been known for many years and should not be a surprise to the city’s homeowners.
Rotorua ratepayers should run these out of control petty tyrants out of town on a rail. It amazes me that people allow themselves to be bullied and harried by these officious interfering BASTARDS when its a democratic country.
If they don’t they get what they voted for, but it still must drive a whole lot of anger in people who know the whole thing is a complete crock.