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Dog don’t have talent

October 21 2019

Perception of talent is a personal choice; one person’s likes may be another’s dislike as many of us have seen on one of the plethora of TV talent shows. What is talent? Talent can be defined as “someone who has a natural ability to be good at something especially without being taught”. Then we have “Nuisance” and as defined in the council Bylaws “A person, animal, activity or circumstance causing an unreasonable interference with peace, comfort or convenience of another person whether or not that person is in a public place” Which one supersedes the other? As a long term local I have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing many talented people whether it be at performing arts, talent shows, comedy nights, live music and for the most part a diverse range of buskers such as internationally recognised classical pianist AJ Hickling who has an undeniable talent. How then can we endorse a busker with a howling dog that can only be described as noise pollution as talent and not a public nuisance?? It may be a cash grab novelty but for many locals and tourists it is nothing more than a discomfort that forces us away from what was once an enjoyable day out. Perhaps some form of quality control from our council should be in place so that the annoying neighbours dog that barks all day spoiling your day off isn’t allowed into public space to cause nothing more than an unreasonable interference with peace and comfort.

Simon Howl

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    I agree....I cannot understand how the council allows this to happen.....its a disgrace.....

    Posted 21/10/2019 2:46pm (11 months ago)

  • Alphecca

    I agree 100 per cent with you, Simon Howl. That dreadful noise and the dog going flat-tack puts my hackles up. I used to be able to walk past it, but I go out of my way now to avoid it. If this isn't noise pollution, then what is? It breaks my heart to see the way this town is today compared to say, just ten years ago.

    Posted 21/10/2019 5:07pm (11 months ago)

  • Ho Hum

    We have activists and rent a crowd of every type and creed in Queenstown. Why don't they do something useful and help put a stop to this cruel nonsense.

    Posted 22/10/2019 9:48am (11 months ago)

  • Mr Sickadatdog

    It is a joke that he is allowed to “perform” every day in this manner. Plus that horrid dog is super aggressive to other dogs, hence the roped off cordon. He shouldn’t be a pet owner and he needs to stop the howling racquet, although the howling is only marginally worse than his singing.

    Posted 22/10/2019 10:53pm (11 months ago)