Members of Auckland Pistol Club (APC) will face the unfortunate situation of having to find somewhere else to shoot as their local club has been shut down for allegedly breaching its resources consent.
A noise complaint from a nearby property led to an environmental health officer measuring noise at the property boundary, which revealed noise in excess of the constraints of the resource consent under which the club operates.
Without any prior warning of an action against them, the club has been shut down until further notice – which is to say, shut down until appropriate measures have been taken by the club to bring it back within its resource consent’s parameters.
Dear Club members,
Today (with no prior warning of any action) the club has received notice from the council that we are in breach of our resource consent and that no further shooting may be conducted at the club until we have remedied the situation.
Information is limited at this time to an email from the council to this effect. Obviously there are a lot of questions that need answers and we are seeking further information from the council at this time. We will keep you updated on the progress of this matter.
PS. May I suggest that NOW is the time for Kiwi shooters to JOIN SSANZ - urgently. - and It might be an idea for all shooting clubs with ranges to start a conversation with their local gun shops regarding long term SPONSORSHIP - to their mutual advantage.