Safety protocols and closures are in place for Council facilities. Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, the extraordinary Council meeting (Three Waters) on Monday 27 September will be closed to the public. Instead the meeting will be livestreamed on our Council Facebook page: facebook.com/WhangareiDCFind out more about our safety protocols:
Our noise control service can be used at any time of the day or night to control excessive noise.
Phone 0800 932 463 or 09 430 4200 (24 hours).
Most noise complaints are investigated by our Council contractors, Armourguard.
The enforcement officer, accompanied by a police officer, can return to enter a house or property and seize equipment making the noise.
We may return the equipment if the offender pays confiscation costs. If the noise has been an ongoing problem, we can choose to confiscate the equipment permanently.
Loud music and burglar alarms are two of our most common noise control complaints. Find out more about what counts as excessive and unreasonable noise under RMA 1991 (Resource Management Act 1991):
Meaning of excessive noise (under RMA 1991)
Duty to avoid unreasonable noise (under RMA 1991)
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