Just what’s go­ing bang in the night?

Central Leader - - NEWS - By ELESHA ED­MONDS

The source of mys­te­ri­ous loud ‘‘bangs’’ in an ur­ban neigh­bour­hood is still a mys­tery.

An un­ex­plained noise has been heard in the Hills­bor­ough-One­hunga area to­wards Man­gere, and has been de­scribed by res­i­dents as a loud ex­plo­sion.

Res­i­dents have been abuzz with cu­rios­ity month try­ing an­swer.

In­quiries with po­lice, the One­hunga Port, power com­pa­nies, Geonet and nearby re­cy­cling plants have not re­vealed the di­rec­tion or source.

Hills­bor­ough res­i­dent Mike Bux­ton says the noise made him and a neigh­bour go out­side one evening to for the past to find an check what ‘‘ex­plo­sion’’.

‘‘We both thought it sounded like a bomb blast sound,’’ he says.

Judy Choy, from One­hunga, says she thinks the noise could come from a ve­hi­cle.

‘‘This could be from a white car that goes around the neigh­bour­hood with a loud boom box and also


the oc­ca­sion­ally back­fires mak­ing the loud ex­plo­sion noise,’’ she says.

‘‘This car has been around One­hunga for a while.’’

Res­i­dent Cuni de Graaf says the noise could come from ‘‘hoons’’ us­ing heavy duty fire­works at Hills­bor­ough ceme­tery.

‘‘But nor­mal fire­works are not that loud, pow­er­ful and pen­e­trat­ing.

‘‘Then I won­dered if the high pres­sure gas pipe­line un­der our road had ex­ploded not far away. But that was not the case.’’

An­other reader thinks the noise is from stock cars at Waikaraka Park and the fire­works af­ter­wards.

Re­ports of the noise be­ing heard in the early morn­ing have left res­i­dents even more puz­zled.

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