Busking case goes to court
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.