Kindy disco too wild for neighbours

01:43, Jan 31 2009
TOO WILD: Noise control told an Auckland kindergarten to shut down its twilight disco for playing Bob the Builder too loud.

A twilight disco for kindergarten kids was told to shut down by noise control for playing Bob the Builder too loud.

The raid - called "absurd" by one teacher - happened on Friday night at One Tree Hill Kindergarten in Auckland.

While parents, babies and the crowd of preschool children grooved to Chicken Dance and some light pop music, an irate neighbour apparently decided to spoil the fun.

Head teacher Lisa Gordon said a council noise control officer showed up at 6.30pm looking a bit sheepish but nevertheless told them he would have to shut down the soiree.

"I think he must have been pretty embarrassed ... We're planning to frame the notice," she said.

Luckily for the partygoers, the two-hour dance had only 30 minutes left to run.


The disco was an annual affair and had not attracted any other complaints, Ms Gordon said.

The noise could probably be heard outside - but it was quiet enough for babies and young children, she said.

"It just strikes me as pretty absurd. It was only 6.30pm."


The Dominion Post