Everybody should expect some degree of noise in their neighbourhood from time-to-time.
Noise control is not intended to regulate everyday residential activities such as mowing lawns and vehicles driving on the road etc.
If you have a problem with noise from your neighbour's place, try speaking with them first. Often a friendly word over the fence is all that's required.
While such noise may be a nuisance to you temporarily, provided the hours of operation are reasonable, noise control may not consider the noise excessive or unreasonable.
Be a good neighbour:
- be aware at all times of the impact of your noise on your neighbours
- talk to your neighbours first if you intend to have a party, carry out building work or any other noisy activity on your property
- mow your lawns at reasonable times during daylight hours, at the weekends or on public holidays avoid mowing early in the morning
- comply with any resource consent noise restrictions for commercial land development or construction work.