Do you find that inappropriate? Then you’ll probably be on Whangarei District Council’s side in this dispute.
The district council has threatened to prosecute Wicked Campers if its campervans with offensive or objectionable material on them are found in the district.
The move comes after a member of the public contacted Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti after seeing a Wicked Campervan at Waipu Cove on January 16 with language Reti describes as “disgusting”.
The van read: “My boss told me I was a w….r. I was so surprised I almost let go of his c..k”.
“Why should you have to explain that to a child?” Reti says.
Reti contacted Personalised Plates to see if they would accept the signage.
They confirmed to Reti that “w….r” and “c..k” would not be able to appear on plates.
He also checked with the Commercial Approvals Bureau and the Broadcasting Standards Authority, and again found neither of those words would be accepted by them.
Reti filed complaints with the Whangarei District Council and local New Zealand Tourist Industry representative Jeroen Jongejans.
He says both agreed, with Jongejans forwarding the complaint onto the Tourism Industry Association and Tourism New Zealand.
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