Your legal responsibilities when keeping livestock
Ō herenga ā-ture ina tiaki kararehe pāmu koe
You should know
- the animal does not cause a nuisance to any other person
- the animal does not cause a risk to public health and safety
- you meet the welfare needs of the animal (including fresh food and water, shelter, and exercise)
- you keep the animal in suitable accommodation.
If you do not comply with a bylaw, you risk being convicted and fined $500 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine up to $20,000.
Impounding of livestock
If we find or get a report of livestock wandering on the road, we may impound it. You must pay a fee before we can release impounded livestock.
For impounding fees, see Get your impounded animal back.