Busk­ing case goes to court

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Court ac­tion seek­ing to pre­vent a Pt Che­va­lier fam­ily from busk­ing is un­der way.

Auck­land City Coun­cil has filed pa­pers in the Auck­land Dis­trict Court to stop brothers Michael and Daniel Sh­effield and their mother Carol from busk­ing or protest­ing on Auck­land streets.

The fam­ily were in­volved in a high-profile dis­pute with the coun­cil af­ter they were stopped from busk­ing and their in­stru­ments con­fis­cated in 2006.

Par­ties ap­peared in court on Thurs­day last week, when the Sh­effields were given the op­por­tu­nity to file a no­tice of op­po­si­tion and af­fi­davits sup­port­ing their po­si­tion.

The Sh­effield’s lawyer, Rob Weir, says the fam­ily are con­sid­er­ing whether to ap­ply to the High Court chal­leng­ing the busk­ing by­law as un­rea­son­able.

The mat­ter is next be­fore the court to track progress on June 3.

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