It’s not as if people are doing this all the time. We agree with Guy Burns: “Too many [council] staff with too little to do creating rules and regulations for no good reason.”
Scattering the ashes of loved ones on beaches, rivers or parks in Kapiti will be actively discouraged by council, if a draft cemeteries bylaw gets the nod.
Kapiti Coast District Council open spaces manager Nico Crous said if the new bylaw was endorsed by council next month, people would be encouraged to contact council first about their human ash scattering intentions.
“And our stance in that case would be explaining how other members of the community would feel about that, explaining where we provide opportunities for that practice, and discouraging somebody from taking them to somewhere like a beach or at the river’s edge.”
Mr Crous said the issue wasn’t about “policing or wielding the rod” but about “providing guidance and education”.