Kōrero: City history and people

Sleepless nights

Sleepless nights

Until the 1990s city nightspots were able to play loud music with little fear of disturbing neighbours. But the revival of inner-city living created tension between nightclub owners and residents. In 2006 Auckland apartment dweller Kas Ikeda (pictured) complained to the city council that noise coming from the Empire Tavern was causing him sleepless nights. The tavern owners replied that late-night music was vital to their business. The council was in a bind: wanting to encourage a vibrant night life while accommodating the needs of residents. Better noise insulation in city apartments was suggested as one solution.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Kenny Rodger

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Growth of urban culture, 1980s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23537/sleepless-nights (accessed 5 December 2020)

He kōrero nā David Thorns and Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010