This sort of thing makes me angry.
A building project manager charged with carrying out unlawful work on an Auckland site has argued he technically didn’t carry out the works – his construction team did.
Chin Keon Tan appealed to the High Court at Auckland, after he was charged in the district court with carrying out building work without a consent.
Although Tan was the project manager for the East Tamaki work site, he argued that he did not personally do any physical building work.
Following his not guilty plea in the Auckland District Court, Tan sought a pre-trial determination of the term “carry out works”.
A summary of facts said Tan had been charged after an Auckland Council building compliance officer visited the property to see multiple renovations had been undertaken without consent. Read more »