Neighbours of All Blacks flyhalf Josh Ioane say his property in Dunedin has turned into a notorious party house over the past few months.
Ioane was stood down by the Highlanders, alongside five other players – Daniel Lienert-Brown, Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, Teariki Ben-Nicholas, Patelesio Tomkinson and Sione Misiloi – after police were called to a party at the house on Lochend Street, Musselburgh on Friday night, following their loss to the Hurricanes.
Neighbours confirmed the parties had been going on for some time, with one saying, ‘they were pretty good when we first moved here. They would always clean up after themselves, but the parties had got out of hand’ over the past few months, and their recent party had been the most disruptive.
‘I don’t know what happened to make them change. They would have drinks all the time and bottles around the house are also an issue, but they always kept the noise to a minimum.
‘We’d be happy to have them back if they settled down.’
A young girl said she saw people at the house on Friday ‘with no tops on’ and ‘being silly’, and the parties often kept her up at night because it would sometimes go on as late as 5:30am.
Dunedin City Council noise control officers received 10 call-outs between midnight on Friday, 26 March and 7am on Saturday, 27 March.
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