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18 August 2016
Kapiti council ignores grieving families, say funeral directors
Grieving families are not being considered in Kapiti Coast District Council’s plan to ban the scattering of ashes on beaches, rivers and parks without prior approval, says the Funeral Directors Association.
“This is a bonkers idea that adds another layer of bureaucracy and stress on to grieving families” says Chief Executive Katrina Shanks.
“My first question is why? Where’s the evidence that harm is being caused which allows for such a wide-reaching proposed bylaw?