38 days ago

Orakei local board launches noise complaint campaign

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Residents and businesses in Mission Bay are being urged to report noise pollution from cars with loud exhausts and booming stereos.

The Orakei local board has launched a noise complaint campaign to encourage members of the community to take a stand.

Cars with super loud exhaust systems or retrofit stereos were some of the most difficult noise nuisances to deal with, said board chairman Scott Milne.

And meetings with residents, police, noise control officers and local board members have revealed that many instances of excessive noise were not being reported, he said.

Mission Bay Resident's Association chairman Don Stock said it only took a few inconsiderate show-offs to spoil the enjoyment of the suburb "but perhaps the actions of a few active residents can make a difference."

It is hoped the board campaign will boost the number of instances reported and ultimately cut noise issues for Mission Bay, said Milne.

You can dob in noisy cars to police on 501 or noise from other sources to Auckland Council: 09 301 0101

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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4 hours ago

COvid breach

Janet from Glendowie

Infuriating to find a business in our own neighbourhood (The Bay Tree, St Heliers) putting us at risk of extended lock downs. A non-essential business (house wares and knick knacks) with no social distancing, no mask. Shop keeper and owner were handing items of interest back and forth between.

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1 day ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 15.3% Yes
    15.3% Complete
  • 33.2% No
    33.2% Complete
  • 51.5% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    51.5% Complete
635 votes