Meeting focuses on plane noise
A public meeting on Auckland Airport's trial of new runway approaches will be held next week.
Maungakiekie-Tamaki MP Sam Lotu-Iiga has organised and will chair the meeting which will bring together airport representatives and residents who have complained of greater aircraft noise since the trial began.
A stalemate of sorts has emerged between the two parties.
Residents of One Tree Hill, Royal Oak, Epsom and Mt Eden have complained of being woken in the night and their days interrupted by aircraft noise that this time last year was not a problem.
Meanwhile Auckland Airport aeronautical operations manager Judy Nicholl says its monitoring shows the vast majority of noise complaints it has received since the trial began relate to long-established flight paths that have been used for many years. The airport also says only 10 flights per day are using the new tracks, and only between 7am and 10pm.
Mr Lotu-Iiga says the meeting will be an opportunity for everyone to have their say.
"I have been working with both sets of parties, liaising with a number of residents and Judy and the senior management team at the airport.
"I've been working with them to communicate what is going on a bit more widely."
The public meeting will be held on September 12 at the Royal Oak Baptist Church Hall, 1 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, from 6pm.
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