Wind farm noise annoys resident
Tararua-Aokautere Guardians president Kevin Low said resource consent conditions or compliance for many wind farms in the area were not strict enough, judging from the complaints heard by councils.
The "sub-audible" low-frequency noise irritated people, he said.
July 5, 2012
by Talia Shadwell
in Manawatu Standard
A Pahiatua man who has made more than 200 noise complaints about a nearby wind farm says he is sick of being woken by the turbines' whirr.
Richard Day has a thick stack of letters from the Tararua District and Palmerston North City councils acknowledging a year's worth of noise complaints – some lodged in the wee hours of the morning – about the 97 turbines that line the vista overlooking his house.
"It sounds like a quietly running car engine outside stopped outside your house."
Mr Day said he felt his complaints had provoked little action... [continue via Web link]