Noise control

There are rules about how much noise people can make. Under the Resource Management Act 1991, excessive or unreasonable noise can be controlled.

Excessive noise is noise generated by people that unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort and convenience of others. The noise might be coming from stereos, musical instruments, alarms or machinery. This may occur at any time of the day or night.

Council's environmental health officers and contractors have been appointed and trained as noise control enforcement officers, and they will assess whether or not noise is excessive.

Please contact Council on 0800 732 732 at any time, day or night, if you have any concerns relating to noise.