National List MP based in the Port Hills, Nuk Korako, has had his Airport Authorities (Lost Property) Amendment Bill drawn from the ballot today. The bill will make it easier for travellers to recover lost property.
“The Airport Authorities Act sets out the process a local or airport authority must go through before selling or disposing of lost property, this bill will modernise that process so it is more sensible and flexible,” Mr Korako said.
“The section of law we are amending is around providing the public with information about lost property, giving owners the chance to recover their property before the authority begins the process of sale or disposal.
“The current section of law is restrictive – currently all advertising must be in a newspaper circulating within the district of the airport. There’s no requirement for online notices or other forms of communication.
If you got a crack team of satirists working around the clock to figure out ways to depict the utter pointlessness of the third term National government, they’d never have come up with anything this perfectly inane. I guess this bill – if passed – will save the airports literally dozens of dollars in advertising fees by letting them stick lost property notifications on their web site instead of the local newspaper, and it prevented a different Member’s bill – which might have actually accomplished something for someone – from being drawn, so mission accomplished.