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Old Jul 24th 2010, 3:04 pm
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Did someone mention bikini wax and handcuffs
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Old Jul 24th 2010, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Toon_Nut View Post




Yeh but it must involve rubber latex gloves surely, that'll do!


.........he say's.
I can certainly don the rubber gloves if that is what you... damn it sorry errr your friend wants. Just name the time and place....
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Old Jul 24th 2010, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Wilester View Post
Did someone mention bikini wax and handcuffs
Something tells me this thread is getting waaayyyy off topic
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Old Jul 24th 2010, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Persephone View Post
Something tells me this thread is getting waaayyyy off topic

But may be not?!!!....just got to kidnap the noisy 'barstewards' then I'm sure Bev's will know just what to do with the wax & handcuffs.....wearing latex gloves of course!!

Thinking of you Bev's ....bit to far to sleep over here, but there's a bed waiting if needed
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Old Jul 25th 2010, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by Persephone View Post
Just name the time and place....
You'll have to ask INZ the answer to that one I'm afraid?


Perhaps that's why it's taking so long, I didn't fill out every single detail on my ITA check list;

Medicals - check
Job offer - check
Police record - check
Passport - check
Do you have an offer of a meeting with someone wearing rubber latex gloves, hand cuffs and an industrial size tub of wax - check!!!!!
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Hey Bevs
just give me a shout and i will come round and cut there water off and flood there place with some nasty stuff
That should keep them quite for a few weeks while they are mopping up and trying to figure out what happened.
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Noise Control - on TV3 tonight (Monday) 8:00 p.m.


"Bar owners in central Auckland create misery for neighbours..."

(Edit) I see this is how TV3 touts the show:

NOISE CONTROL - Mondays, 8pm

Brand new to 3, Noise Control provides a rare glimpse of Auckland at night as viewers get the opportunity to tag along with Noise Control Officers as they work to keep the volume down.

Ever been bothered by noise? Unwelcome noise can make our lives hell. It changes us from pleasant patient creatures into screaming, desperate crazy types. Noise can make us feud with people we actually quite like, force us to move home, change towns, make us depressed, and literally drive us mad.

Across Auckland, unwanted noise happens day and night. And while the Generation Y partiers consider dancing till dawn their birthright, their Gen-X neighbours are well over it mid evening, when they can’t get the baby to stop screaming and everyone in the house is desperate for sleep.

Where can they go for help? To Noise Control. Noise Control Officers are urban peacekeepers, a rare breed of person that residents rely on to help keep the neighbourhood at acceptable levels of noise… quiet in the wee small hours, and not too rowdy during the day either. These guys are true local heroes.
So how did Noise Control end up working out for YOU?

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Old Aug 7th 2010, 9:46 am
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heh heh heh I sneaked out and took this tonight For some reason Allah Akbar keeps coming into my head!

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Very many congratulations Batty. That sign is a thing of total beauty.

In fact, have some more congratulations via karma . I am very pleased for you from the very bottom of my battered earholes..

As for us.... well same old same old really.
Next door started up around 4pm this Friday just gone, in preparation for their hooley at the pub which had a band on until 1 a.m. I moved myself on to a mattress at the back of the house armed with mega trade industry earplugs which did bugger all for the boom and bass vibrating the house.
Same the previous Friday. Same next Saturday and the Friday after that. Oh ! and just for a change, same for a Tuesday night week after next. Yes. I did write a Tuesday night. So looking forward to husband's 6 a.m. start to that Wednesday morning.
With all this comes the racket from next door. Pals of the pub, who get themselves in the mood for a late night session.

We get silence on Saturday mornings . Bliss ! As they sort out hangovers and catch up on sleep no doubt.
Us? We need to be up. No extra sleep for us.

Noise Control? It's fine if it's during a working day. You get a pretty sensible guy who know their stuff , actually come to the property and check out noise from the relevant boundary. That boundary would be the one between us and next door or us and next doors paddock which leads down to the pub.
Weekends and evenings though ? That's contracted out to a one man band security company that deals with broken ATMs as well as noise. He covers Tasman and Golden Bay . Golden Bay is way over a long and winding hair pin road. He could be a good couple of hours away. In any case. He rarely comes to the actual boundary. The side where our bedrooms are . Where our living space is. The side with the noisy neighbours or the paddock that leads down to the pub. Although he did once, in the wee small hours of Christmas morning after the all night session which wreaked our Christmas.
Mostly, if he comes, he sits very briefly in his car on the shared drive. Back from the house. Well back from our actually drive and the furthest point from the noise. There would be 2 houses between him and the noise and considerably more distance.

I dunno. Me and him are a bit drained & exhausted of it all to be honest. It's sucking the get up and go out of us . It encroaches on our complete weekend. We aint no young spring chickens these days. We still like a party and all that Just not someone else's in our lounge and bedroom until 1 - 2 a.m. every flamin' week.

Would it be different if the people in our house were a young family with kids?

You know. We love our house and section. We've our chickens and ducks. Our old cats can sleep on the deck. We like our neighbours , even if they are either deaf or away most of the time.

Is it really too much to ask to be allowed to live in your own home in relative peace. To sleep in your own bed at night. To be able to listen to your own music undisturbed. To finish work on Friday night and not be totally knackered Saturday morning due to lack of sleep? Or even , to be able to invite friends over or to stay over?

I dunno anymore.
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Wouldnt your local media be intrested in the lack of action and help to date that you have recieved..
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Give fair go a call and show them his thread......they normally get there teeth into stories like this.
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Old Aug 8th 2010, 6:54 pm
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Oh my.....this really has been going on toooooo long!!, really don't know how you've coped all this time.....did you get the canon working?
So much for the lower population in NZ eh? it does have its disadvantages, like the noise control man (security guy) whose expected to cover such a large area.
hope your hol will rejuvenate and revitalise ...come back with all guns blazing!!!
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Old Aug 9th 2010, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by Wilester View Post
Wouldnt your local media be interested in the lack of action and help to date that you have received..
Originally Posted by cleverchap View Post
Give fair go a call and show them his thread......they normally get there teeth into stories like this.
The one thing stopping me going at it from this angle is kick-back .However, I haven't written it off.
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Old Aug 9th 2010, 2:22 am
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Bevs if your council is letting you down so badly you could take your own action under the Resource Management Act.

But first it may be best to turn the screws on your noise control officers. A letter to the head of the dept. stating that in your opinion a statuary nuisance is regularly occurring and that is interfering with the enjoyment of your home. Include copies of your noise diaries to back that up and ask why no notices have been served on this pub setting out decibel limits or time restrictions, that are not to be breached. Emphasise that this wasn't a problem when you first moved into your home and say when it all started.

Tell the head that if no action is taken by his dept. you will be making a formal complaint about him for his failure to abate what is obviously an ongoing and habitual noise nuisance and that you also reserve the right to go to the media with your story for good measure make it obvious on the letter that you are sending copies to your MP, Mayor and local councillor.

I'd also question their policy of coming up to your boundary or sitting away from your house to witness the noise. You are not standing in your garden at 3am, you're in your bed trying to sleep and thumping bass sounds very different inside a dwelling to how it does outside.

A good way to get noise nuisances sorted is to be more of a nuisance than the people making the noise.

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Old Aug 9th 2010, 2:32 am
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This is off the Porirua Council's website, I'm sure the same rules apply where you are

Noise Control Officers may take action to resolve noise complaints

When a noise complaint is received Noise Control Officers will respond to the address concerned, objectively assess the noise and initiate action if any, based on their assessment.

The test of reasonableness is applied in all cases. Where action is required the Noise Control Officer may:

* Verbally require the occupant to immediately abate the noise nuisance; or

* Issue a Noise Directive under the Resource Management Act 1991. This requires the immediate cessation of the noise; or

* If the nuisance continues after a directive has been issued the Noise Control Officer and Police may enter the property and remove and impound the stereo and/or other equipment causing the nuisance; or

* Issue an Abatement Notice that is a blanket prohibition on the emission of noise from the property with no time limit.

Property owners may be billed for the cost of the noise control response action particularly where noise is an ongoing problem or requires specialist assistance (i.e. locksmith, alarm company etc).
http://www.pcc.govt.nz/A-Z-Services/Noise-Complaints
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