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#272190 14-Jun-2020 04:10
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A bar outside my window is getting louder and louder, especially at 3 or 4 am. I can bear and want to seek noise complaint. Anyone wants to share your experience?


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  #2504333 14-Jun-2020 06:29
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Louder than it ever was or you notice it now after having total silence for awhile?

 
 
 

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  #2504336 14-Jun-2020 07:32
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I found it mostly okay, but my complaints were about inconsiderate neighbours having parties at all hours of the night. Difficult especially when you have young children trying to sleep.


  #2504337 14-Jun-2020 07:34
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was it there before you moved in?

 

are you in a commercial area?




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  #2504341 14-Jun-2020 08:27
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Bung: Louder than it ever was or you notice it now after having total silence for awhile?


 

that’s a good question. I should say it’s too loud for adults to get asleep without earplugs.


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  #2504342 14-Jun-2020 08:27
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Jase2985:

 

was it there before you moved in?

 

are you in a commercial area?

 

 

 

 

yes and yes.


  #2504351 14-Jun-2020 09:06
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I would suggest you’re better off spending your energy on looking for somewhere else to live then.

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  #2504352 14-Jun-2020 09:19
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hhan:

 

Jase2985:

 

was it there before you moved in?

 

are you in a commercial area?

 

 

yes and yes.

 

 

@hhan It's a commercial area and the bar was there before you moved in, Next time rent / own in a different location

 

Don't be the type of person to move near Western Springs and then complain about concerts and stock cars making noise




  #2504369 14-Jun-2020 10:04
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what general area are you in?

 

im guessing you are noticing it more now that you have had a few months of quiet due to covid

 

it likely hasnt changed from what it was pre covid


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  #2504400 14-Jun-2020 11:54
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hhan:

 

Jase2985:

 

was it there before you moved in?

 

are you in a commercial area?

 

 

 

 

yes and yes.

 

 

You'll be pushing the proverbial up hill.

 

Taking away the fact you moved into a commercial zoned area, people generally take a good look around the neighborhood they're looking at moving into to see if there's anything that could cause them a problem going forward.

 

We looked at one place in a residential zone years ago, soon as we pulled up we we were thinking "nope". Daycare was right next door.... wouldve driven us nuts with kids yelling all day, and then traffic of the parents picking them up etc.

 

Unfortunately as the others have said, move - or look at what sound proofing options you have. Being a commercial zone, I take it its a warehouse with unit attached that you're in ?

 

 





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  #2504470 14-Jun-2020 14:14
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People move next door to <thing>, then complain when <thing> happens.


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  #2504537 14-Jun-2020 15:45
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Linux:

 

@hhan It's a commercial area and the bar was there before you moved in, Next time rent / own in a different location

 

Don't be the type of person to move near Western Springs and then complain about concerts and stock cars making noise

 

 

Mostly I agree....but....a bar is different. 

 

I've lived in London and cities in several other countries,  sometimes close to bars (including a great Irish bar we used to visit frequently), but didn't have this issue - especially at 4am. 

 

Councils in other cities allow residential to be built in the same area as bars, and set the noise laws and closing times accordingly.

 

People who move next door to a speedway/airport etc then complain about noise .... they can go jump as far as I'm concerned.

 

As for the OP -- check with Auckland council to see if the bar is breaching any RMA conditions, if not, you've got to put up with it or move.

 

 

 

 


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  #2504564 14-Jun-2020 17:42
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BlinkyBill:

People move next door to <thing>, then complain when <thing> happens.



The cheap as developer deserves more of the blame. Wellington had a rash of penthouse apartments on low rise retail in the city that had little to no sound proofing. Some friends live in a more substantial apartment above a bar and don't hear any noise.

I see that a bar in Wyndham St had 3 people stabbed. Maybe Aucklanders aren't coping without social distancing.

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  #2504575 14-Jun-2020 18:25
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xpd:

 

You'll be pushing the proverbial up hill.

 

Taking away the fact you moved into a commercial zoned area, people generally take a good look around the neighborhood they're looking at moving into to see if there's anything that could cause them a problem going forward.

 

We looked at one place in a residential zone years ago, soon as we pulled up we we were thinking "nope". Daycare was right next door.... wouldve driven us nuts with kids yelling all day, and then traffic of the parents picking them up etc.

 

Unfortunately as the others have said, move - or look at what sound proofing options you have. Being a commercial zone, I take it its a warehouse with unit attached that you're in ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

As new immigration, I rent an apartment in Auckland CBD when I arrived in New Zealand without any friend or family here. I was looking for a location having easy access to everything. I was thinking of moving out after getting familiar with NZ. It is my bad to not research enough for finding a quiet place. I thought an apartment should be suitable for sleeping at least. But it seems that it is not the story here. People blame you for not finding a good location rather than blaming people making so much noise against the law. Thanks for your advice, I will be moving in the following weeks.


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  #2504643 14-Jun-2020 19:40
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hhan:

 

... People blame you for not finding a good location rather than blaming people making so much noise against the law...

 

 

If the noise is illegal, your complaint to the Council will result in cessation of the noise, and you won’t have to move.


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