You can perform as a busker in the Whangārei Central Business District or Town Basin for up to one hour a day, three days a week with no speaker or amplifier, without a permit.
If you would like to entertain for more hours or days and would like to have a speaker or amplifier, you need to apply for a permit.
Busking means performing for the public by playing a musical instrument, dancing, singing, clowning or juggling, puppetry, magic tricks, or doing other acts of a similar nature in public places for voluntary donations.
If you are busking outside of the Central Business District or Town Basin, you do not need a permit. If it is outside of a shop, you must ask the shop owner or manager if it’s okay to busk there.