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Old Mar 29th 2011, 9:01 pm
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Thanks all.

The test will be Friday night . I think there is a dubstep drum & bass night arranged whatever that is.

"get ready for another smashed out night at the "


Yup. I will call out the noise control bod if it vibrates the house but TBH I've lost faith in his ability to gauge what is excessive and what is not. I've seen a copy of some of his reports and they're inaccurate. Wrong addresses. Arriving after 1 a.m. Arriving during a band break . Still I'll call him if needs be so it is logged with the council.
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by BEVS
Thanks all.

The test will be Friday night . I think there is a dubstep drum & bass night arranged whatever that is.



Yup. I will call out the noise control bod if it vibrates the house but TBH I've lost faith in his ability to gauge what is excessive and what is not. I've seen a copy of some of his reports and they're inaccurate. Wrong addresses. Arriving after 1 a.m. Arriving during a band break . Still I'll call him if needs be so it is logged with the council.
Keep your own record, with the times the guy arrives and if it's a break or not etc...
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Trixie_b
Keep your own record, with the times the guy arrives and if it's a break or not etc...
Oooo. I will Trixie_b I have a noise calender these days.
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by BEVS
Oooo. I will Trixie_b I have a noise calender these days.
Good for you... make sure if it's an on line one, that you back it up somewhere safe. these types of things come in very hand for court cases. I'm still on track for the UK High court in July as a witness to the wind turbine noise.
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BEVS, glad to hear that things seem a little closer to being resolved. Can't believe how long this has taken and I sincerely hope that this comes to an end very very soon.
Wishing you a quiet Friday night

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Originally Posted by BEVS
Oooo. I will Trixie_b I have a noise calender these days.
Bev have you ever seen a copy of the pubs licence ? I am just thinking that surely the licence must have a shut down time.

It must be a nightmare for you. Sounds to me like they have chosen a venue in the rural area knowing full well how difficult it would be for the powers that be to enforce noise restrictions etc.

A few visits from the "booze bus" and shutting down at closing time might be a deterrent.

I say don't sell. Kia kaha and keep fighting the good fight.
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If my calculations are correct it's after midnight Friday and there are no postings from BEVS I hope she is asleep.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
If my calculations are correct it's after midnight Friday and there are no postings from BEVS I hope she is asleep.
Could be that she is being held overnight to face the magistrates in the morning...........
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Originally Posted by FredBargate
If my calculations are correct it's after midnight Friday and there are no postings from BEVS I hope she is asleep.
Originally Posted by Stormer999
Could be that she is being held overnight to face the magistrates in the morning...........


Well. The dub drum & bass happened . I was in 2 minds whether to call out the noise control guard who wouldn't have heard a thing of course and also whether to call the private noise specialist to taking readings as I could hear it inside the house and it was clear that all the doors and windows of the pub were open as I could hear the screeching of the punters.

Thing was , I was having a lengthy but important phone call with Mr BEVS who is back in the UK checking on his Mom. By the time that call finished it was gone 11 pm. The noise stopped at midnight.

I've logged it & will be letting council know on Monday.
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Actually. Thinking about it, why did it suddenly stop around midnight?

The community policeman came to call during the week. I was out at the time but all the neighbours came to tell me. lol

He telephoned me later and stated he'd been in to the pub to mention the known ongoing noise issue.He is sympathetic to it ( so he says) as he has similar probs from a premises in Motuka near his home & has had to call out noise control. I was saying to him to hold off doing that as I needed the one noise control guard more than he did as a plod.

I'd told him there was the drum and bass going off last night. Maybe he made his presence felt.?

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Old Apr 1st 2011, 10:50 pm
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Sounds like a step in the right direction, good one!!
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Old Apr 1st 2011, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Bellasmum
Bev have you ever seen a copy of the pubs licence ? I am just thinking that surely the licence must have a shut down time.
It must be a nightmare for you. Sounds to me like they have chosen a venue in the rural area knowing full well how difficult it would be for the powers that be to enforce noise restrictions etc.
A few visits from the "booze bus" and shutting down at closing time might be a deterrent.
I say don't sell. Kia kaha and keep fighting the good fight.
Thanks Bellasmum. I don't really want to sell. . The place suits us.
No. I've never seen a copy of the license . Where do I find it please?
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Old Apr 3rd 2011, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by Browner_
Well done.
Perhaps you could turn your skills to no small issue of the excessively noisy cars on the road.
I too have had a letter from Steven Joyce, Minister of Transport, in this regard.

In a nutshell, he says he thinks the existing laws have been toughened since 2009 and are adequate and have led to a significant decrease in complaints about extremely noisy cars (maybe people have given reporting them cos nothing is done).

He thinks that the Warrant of Fitness test adequately ensures 'international standards' of noise control, couple with police powers, this is sufficient.

In essence , he thinks its a police matter, and therefore sent his reply to the Police Minister.

He obviously doesnt have a problem allowing 16 year olds to drive heavily modified, noisy and powerful Subarus with no insurance.Maybe he also has quadruple glazing cos everywhere I have lived in NZ has been plagued with the offensive boy racer type vehicles racing around in second gear providing a constant background similar to living near Brands Hatch.

I have lots of other complaints about NZ but this one issue makes the whole country a complete joke and very undesirable place to live for me. Ok if you live on a farm maybe you dont get it, but in any sort of town this carry on is rife.

And totally pointless.And not exactly 100% Pure.
I actually agree with you on the whole, but can't help thinking that you exaggerate. I'm within earshot of SH1, I live near the 'city' of Porirua and I work in Wellington. I sometimes hear the odd noisy car, but no racing that I'm aware of. The motorbikes are worse around here, but not that frequent and the grumbly Harleys are a lot less bad than the tuned up sports bikes you sometimes get in the UK racing round the moors or the lake district. I've noticed the odd hoon-mobile as I've travelled around NZ but not a huge number.

It must be a nightmare if they live, drive and race where you live though.

Off road bikes on roads are the loudest, but I've only heard then occasionally near where I live.

I guess the problem may well be worse 'everywhere' else - in which case I suppose I'm just lucky.
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Extremely pleased for you that this appears to be heading in a more positive direction for you BEVS. Keep up the good work & hope it finally gets resolved in your favour very, very soon
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Relieved to hear that you're getting somewhere with this at last and your perseverance is paying off.

Feel for you over the dub-step, I have a teen who's just discovered it and is fast needing a sound proofed room
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