Noise Control

People and activities are entitled to make noise at a reasonable level, but you have the right to have excessive noise reduced or stopped.

If your neighbours are being noisy, try talking to them first.

You can call Council 24 hours a day on (03) 689 0000 to make a noise complaint.  

Noise control is carried out by Council's Environment Health contractors.

Staff receive 20-30 noise complaints each year.  Every year Council maintains service levels set in agreement with our community by providing the means for a rapid response to noise complaints.

Council has a statutory responsibility to manage noise issues in terms of the Resource Management Act, District Plan and Health Act.