Sleep-deprived Kiwis plead for an end to Celine Dion hits by 2am

Residents of the small coastal town of Porirua in New Zealand are asking local music enthusiasts to Think twice about blasting Celine Dion’s hits from bullhorns at ear-splitting levels in the middle of the night, according to reports.

Groups of people calling themselves the Siren Kings attach several massive speakers to cars and blare music from reggae to Dion classics including “My Heart Will Go On,” robbing residents of their sleep. The goal is supposedly to see whose music is broadcasting the loudest and clearest.

While some people in the town of 62,000 outside Wellington are fine with the music itself, they wish the fighting would end so their sleep will continue. Recently residents asked Porirua City Council to do something, anything.

“Enough is enough,” they wrote in a petition. “Porirua City Council must. to act and stop the car rally is met with blasts of music and emergency sirens noise at all hours of the night.”

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has also had enough.

“We don’t have anywhere in our city that doesn’t have houses that can hear something,” she told New Zealand’s public radio network RNZ, adding thatto death from siren battles” and lacks the authority to stop them — that’s a police matter, she and other authorities said.

Considerable Siren Kings can stay, Baker told The Guardian. But their blaring music at deafening decibels as people try to get some shut-eye has to stop.

“They’ll play half a song and tune it out on their stuff and make a screeching sound.” it’s not like you even listen to good musicBaker told The Guardian. “I don’t want to be terrible, but it’s not even a full song.

Siren people had previously kept their noise in industrial areas away from sleeping neighbours, Baker told RNZ. But that seems to have changed in recent years.

In the competition, the youngsters arrive in six or seven cars equipped with as many public address systems and loudspeakers, or sirens as their supporters call them, as possible. According to BBC News, preparation for competitions takes weeks.

Dion is high on their tune selection because he is clean and has highs without big bassone member of the siren group told local channel The Spinoff last year.

There is a time and a place for everything, and 2 a.m. away from home is not, the petition signatories said.

“Although I enjoy Celine Dion in the comfort of my lounge and at my volume, I’m sick of hearing snippets of it stop and start anytime between 7pm and 2am,” commented one woman.

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