Article Title:Salvation party shut down by Council
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:22nd June 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2384
Text:Partygoers at Auckland's Salvation dance party on Saturday were denied the chance to see main act Luke Leal – the party was shut down by Auckland City Council's noise control two hours before the Sydney DJ was due to come on. A series of administrative boobs appear to have caused the closure. Party organiser Michael Modrich says venue management at Galatos failed to advise them of noise complaints from a Thursday night event. “The first we learnt of the problem was when Armourguard and the Police turned up to seize the sound equipment at 2.12am Saturday morning,” he says. “This meant we didn't even have the opportunity to take preventative action - such as organising for Auckland City Environments staff to be present at the party to monitor noise levels.” Modrich says they have organized three identical parties before at Galatos with no noise issues. He believes a private drum'n'bass party going on in the Galatos basement venue was responsible for the noise complaints which shut down Salvation. “Unfortunately, the Council views Galatos as a single venue, not as separate spaces. So when the Council got the noise complaint on Friday night, they issued another End Order (Galatos' second in 72hrs) and dispatched Armourguard and the Police to seize the sound equipment.” Modrich is currently in discussions with Galatos and the Auckland City Council in order to resolve some of the issues raised by the closure.    
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