Posts Tagged ‘noise’

Excessive noise: a serious threat to human health

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. The World Health Organization has argued that “excessive noise” is a serious threat to human health. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to noise not only causes hearing loss but also leads to heart disease, poor sleep and hypertension. In some parts of the world, Read more

Meditation Centre and Gun Club in tussle over silence

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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The Vipassana Meditation Centre in a quiet valley near Kaukapakapa is concerned that the biggest gun club in New Zealand is opening up near-by. New Zealand representative pistol shooter Raymond O’Brien and his wife Victoria Pichler are opening what they say will be the southern hemisphere’s best shooting facility. “The Mediation Centre hosts  up to 1,500 meditators Read more

Catholic school on controversial container truck route

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Residents in East Auckland want large container trucks off a route that passes three schools, including St Joseph’s Catholic School in Orakei. Stop Containers Through Kohi opposes container trucks travelling through Orakei, Kohimarama and St John’s to reach the depot in Morrin Rd in Mt Wellington. The group says drivers should use a motorway route Read more

Priests told not to quiet noisy kids at Mass

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Priests in England and Wales have been told to put up with noisy children at Mass, as Church leaders encourage more families to go to church on Sundays. Bishop Kieran Conroy, who chairs the England and Wales bishops’ evangelisation committee, said he “strongly discouraged” priests from intervening to prevent children talking during Mass. Bishop Conry, the Read more