Pub crawl bus noise

Wednesday January 11, 2017 Published in Smoke Signals

CAN THE POLICE Commissioner tell us if it is legal to drive with extremely loud music playing from your vehicles as happening with these pub crawl buses? I feel sorry for those living next to the main road being subjected to this blaring music.



A SMOKE SIGNALLER says he is pining for his former regular Saturday breakfast of a smoked marlin crepe at the Punanga Nui Market. He is wasting away, he claims, while missing his food favourite. It has been three weeks since the creperie tent closed for the summer months and he says his Saturday mornings will not be the same until it re-opens. Our Signaller says he understands not wanting to stand out in the open cooking during the hottest times of the year but … will the gals post him his crepe?

1 comment

  • Comment Link Ed Redman Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:24 posted by Ed Redman

    Dear Editor,

    As a reply to the Smoke Signal re: 'Pub craw bus noise', the signaler is probably unaware that the pub buses operate under a Ministry of Transport passenger service license. One of the requirements of their annual license is that the buses are not allowed to make excessive noise after hours. So they shouldn't be subjecting homes/properties to blaring music at 1am, 2am, or 3am.

    If this is the case I would suggest calling the police as the company in question would be operating the bus outside their license conditions. It's also worth mentioning that you can also bring this to the attention of the Passenger Service License committee next month when these licenses are due for renewal.

    Ka Kite e Kia Manuia

    Ed Redman

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