Nelson Leader : February 14th 2013
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If neighbours give you grief, try a chat The television series Neighbours theme-song begins Neighbours, everybody needs good neigh- bours'' and with summer weather bringing more time at home, relatives visiting, and parties, what can you do if yours are a problem? We're often asked what people can do about noise, fences, ani- mals, parked cars, and other neighbour issues. Noise has many forms, whether it's the constant boom boom boom from a stereo, shout- ing, parties, and even DIY noises late at night. While noise is annoying, it's only an offence councils can act on when it's excessive and unreasonably interferes with others. We recommend politely chat- ting with your neighbour first to fix things amicably. They might not realise they're causing a problem. Prepare what you'll say, give examples, and suggest solutions. If this doesn't work, contact the council's environmental health department, or the property's landlord. When making a formal com- plaint, check that your identity will be kept confidential. If you ever feel personally threatened by your neighbour, contact the police. Boundaries, fences and tree questions are common. Bound- aries are fixed by survey and you should always check before purchase, or building any struc- ture. Under the Fencing Act, neigh- bours can be compelled to con- tribute to the cost of a shared fence, as long as certain pre- construction criteria are met. CAB Nelson can provide full details of the act. Tree roots or branches that cross your boundary may be trimmed to the boundary, unless it's historically or environmen- tally significant. If roots damage drains, you can apply for a court order to have them unblocked at your neighbour's expense. Boundary issues are covered by the Fencing Act or Property Law Act. While cats can wander at will, council bylaws spell out where dogs are prohibited, or must be on a leash. Owners must be able to control their dogs and remove droppings. Speak to the owner if you see a dog on its own or experience persistent barking. They might not know what happens when they're not present. We heard of a dog who often escaped from his back yard and dug a hole to free someone else's puppy to accompany him on his adventures. Poorly parked, abandoned or unregistered cars can be repor- ted to council parking wardens or the police. Most people live happily together in neighbourhoods by being tolerant and considerate of others. Get to know your neighbours. Join or start a Neighbourhood Support Group to grow friend- ships, keep your street safe, get help in an emergency, and work together to solve issues infor- mally. Neighbourhood Support Nel- son can be contacted on 546 4902 and Waimea on 544 1365. Come and say hello to CAB volunteers at Nelson City Coun- cil's Road Safety Stopping Dis- tances demonstrations in Nelson neighbourhoods from March 18 to 22. We're always happy to help. CAB Nelson is at 9 Paru Paru Rd. Phone 548 2117 or 0800 367 222, email cab.nelson @xtra.co.nz or go to cab.org.nz. Slam finalist poets' guest Live and kicking: Melbourne slam poet Kirsti Whalen will star at the Nelson Live Poets Society reading. Photo: SUPPLIED Nelson Live Poets Society is kic- king off its first meeting of the year with a performance by Mel- bourne spoken word poet Kirsti Whalen. Kirsti was a finalist in the Victorian Poetry Slam. Her work has been commissioned by organisations like Amnesty International and she is a mem- ber of the Centre for Poetics and Justice in Melbourne. She is also founder and direc- tor of The Unsaid Things, which helps people with disabilities express themselves. Live Poets Society co- ordinator Mark Raffills described her work as beauti- fully crafted. Kirsti delivers her poems with unflinching honesty and vul- nerability'', he said. Mark said the open mic ses- sions that start and end each Live Poets performance are the life blood'' of the organisation. Most nights there is someone new taking the plunge and put- ting their words out there. Our guests continue to inspire and encourage these open mic ses- sions.'' Jim Doak will open the ses- sion with music and storytelling. The meeting will be held in the yurt at the Free House in Nelson on February 25, starting at 6pm. Entry is by koha.
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