1350 hrs, Sunday. Phone rings.
“There are kids on dirt bikes next door riding round making noise”.
“The Noise Control Act is mainly about controlling unreasonable noise at unreasonable hours. I don’t think I can help you much at this time of day”.
“What even in a residential zone?” Tone very aggrieved.
“Especially in a residential zone”.
“Well that is just unreasonable”.
“Look, do you mow your lawns?”
“That is pretty noisy, I bet it interferes with listening to TV”.
“I have to mow the grass!”
“Of course you do, during the day I hope. If you did it at two o’clock in the morning it might be considered unreasonable’.
“That’s just not good enough!”
“I think it’s reasonable”.