A strange noise happening all hours of the day and night, has left some Tauranga residents left puzzled.
Mark Watchman lives along Ngatai Road and says he first began hearing the noise over the weekend.
He says himself and many other neighbours in the area can hear regular loud booming noises coming from the Matakana Island direction.
He says the noise was still happening after 9pm on Wednesday night.
“It’s fairly regular. Every two minutes or so.”
He says the noise can be heard when he is inside with the doors shut.
“I was thinking maybe a bird scaring device on crops on either Matakana or Rangiwaea, but then why would a bird scaring device be going overnight?”
SunLive went down to Fergusson Park to see if they could hear the noise for themselves.
To the reporter, it sounded like either a hammer on a tin roof, or someone clay bird shooting.
But the noise wasn’t consistent. There would be one or two loud booms then nothing for three to four minutes.
SunLive have contacted the council to see if they have any information regarding the puzzling noise.