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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

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Check if you need a licence to keep bees

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Not all beekeepers need a licence, but all beekeepers have to register their apiary.
For more information, see Register your apiary.

​Keeping bees in a public place

You will need a licence if you want to place bee hives in a public place.

We will consider the proposed location of the hives and whether the bees may cause nuisance to the public.

If we approve your application, you will need to pay a licence fee.

Contact us and speak to a park advisor.

Keeping bees on your property

You don’t need a licence to keep bees on your property, but you do need to follow minimum standards for responsible beekeeping.

See Manage your bees.

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