Millions of dollars of ratepayers’ money has been spent installing and running CCTV systems, but the eyes on our streets are not necessarily making us any safer, RNZ reveals. Take a stroll through the shared car and pedestrian portion of Fort Street, in downtown Auckland, and you’ll be filmed by 21 different cameras in a space of about 100 metres. But is there a good reason for all these cameras? Are they achieving their purpose? How much are we spending on them? And have we given up our privacy too easily?

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