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Code of Conduct
What does it mean to belong to the Paddock Radio Squad?
Paddock Radio is an inclusive artistic community, sustained by independent creators and supporters. Any member of the public may become a member of our squad by purchasing a ticket to our paddock radio event, or by becoming a supporter (see https://www.paddockradio.co.nz/donate/).
Paddock Radio has a responsibility to protect the safety of our participants, and the integrity of the artistic community whom we are part of. Therefore, where there are reasonable grounds to believe any individual (member or other) might put the safety and well being of other participants at risk or otherwise impede the safe and smooth running of Paddock Radio events, or online activity, Paddock Radio reserves the right to revoke, deny or suspend membership of any individual and additionally to evict, restrict, or ban any individual from events and activities.
What kind of culture do we intend to create?
Paddock Radio is founded in an attempt to build community and facilitate events based on artistic expression, autonomy and respect. Paddock Media do not wish to impose numerous rules or dictate anyone’s experience; this document is part of an ongoing attempt to articulate the values held as a creative and inclusive community so participants know what kinds of behaviour is considered unacceptable to the collective.
It is Paddock Radio’s hope and intention to facilitate a space in which people are safe and free to create whatever kind of experience feels right for them, insofar as it does not impede or impair anyone else’s experience. Such boundary issues can be subjective and difficult to define, and the final call as to whether a boundary transgression has occurred will be made on site by Event Management, or off site by the Paddock Radio staff.
Paddock Radio endeavors to create a culture in which all people feel safe, included and respected, and will not tolerate discrimination based upon ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, religious beliefs, and so on. Paddock Radio has a high level of expectation regarding consent and endeavors to create a culture of healthy interactions and communication which is both conscious and respectful of other people’s boundaries.
Intentional, unwanted contact counts as assault; any form of non-consensual touching and repeated behaviour that demonstrates a lack of awareness or respect for other people’s physical space. Obviously there are many nuances and levels at play here; context, consideration and common sense are key. Everyone has different tolerance levels and preferences, if you are unable to infer their boundaries from their body language, it is always best to ask.
Persisting to interact with someone who has expressly asked that you leave them alone counts as harassment. If someone tells you that your behaviour was inappropriate or if they ask you to leave them alone, or if they make it clear with their body language that they don’t want to interact with you, it is best to accept and respect this. Paddock Radio Production Crew are on hand to lend support in these situations, you can talk to gate crew or other studio staff at events or other activities any time you feel uncomfortable.
No intoxicants may be given to minors at all, or to adults without their fully informed consent.
You must respect people’s rights when taking pictures and videos and/or sharing them online, refer to the Kiwiburn Photography and Filming Policy for more information, from whom we lifted this entire document. Thanks KB!
Any of the above consent violations are grounds for eviction and/or banning from the current and future events, as well as investigation by Paddock Radio Management, and may also result in the Police being notified.
The law of the land still applies at Paddock Radio, and as such illegal behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes but is not restricted to:
Use and distribution of harmful substances and giving intoxicants to minors.
Any physical, verbal, emotional or psychological assault, or harassment of any kind.
Theft, destruction, or vandalism of property.
Trespass by attempting to enter an event without a ticket, or trespassing on neighbouring properties.
Paddock Radio does not tolerate behaviours which put the safety of yourself and/or other people at risk. This includes, though is not restricted to, unauthorised fireworks, weapons, gang patches, and dangerous intoxication.
If you are attending an event with a minor in your care, you are required to be a diligent and responsible guardian at all times. Failure to adequately supervise your child will see you being asked to leave.
Paddock Radio as a community is sustained throughout the year by our online forums on Facebook and other platforms. Guidelines and rules are in place for interacting in these spaces; treat each other with respect and keep discussions constructive. Slander and trolling will see your posting rights restricted, and repeat offences will have you removed from any such group.
In summary; be conscious, be kind. Don’t be a dick.