Auckland councillor would like more power to handle noise complaints

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 9:26AM
Rowdy street preachers on the corner of Queen and Victoria streets in Auckland's CBD have triggered 326 noise complaints in the last year. (Photo / Supplied)
Rowdy street preachers on the corner of Queen and Victoria streets in Auckland's CBD have triggered 326 noise complaints in the last year. (Photo / Supplied)

Auckland councillor would like more power to handle noise complaints

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 9:26AM

Rowdy street preachers on Auckland's Queen Street triggered more than 300 noise complaints last year.  

The group, armed with a microphone, has rallied against abortion, and regularly preaches messages such as "hell is real" and "Jesus saves".  

But the 25 excessive noise direction notices issued as a result can only legally stop the din for 72 hours.  

Manurewa-Papakura councillor Daniel Newman says his ward is the home of noise complaints - and wants notices made effective for up to 14 days.  

He says one person's raucous party is another person's prolonged misery. 

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