An Auckland couple say incessant noise from their Kāinga Ora neighbour is destroying their lives, leaving them at breaking point with chronic insomnia and stress, NZ Herald reports. Neighbours – some of whom have slept in their car to escape the racket – are pleading with authorities to act before the situation boils over. One said the situation had affected physical and mental wellbeing; he has developed chronic insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and hyper-sensitivity to music. The offending property in Avondale’s Eastdale Rd has amassed a staggering 72 noise complaints to Auckland Council since the female tenant moved in in March, but officials admit they are currently powerless to seize her stereo due to Auckland’s Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.