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Ture ā-Rohe Tiaki Kararehe 2015

Animal Management Bylaw 2015

This bylaw promotes responsible animal ownership and interactions. It includes rules about animals in public places and being a good neighbour.

What the Animal Management Bylaw does

The bylaw:

  • requires every person who owns an animal to make sure it doesn't cause a nuisance or risk to public health and safety
  • requires beekeepers in urban areas to take reasonable steps to ensure public safety and prevent nuisance risks, including in relation to hive position, bee temperament, swarming, water source and bee excrement
  • restricts people keeping stock (including poultry, pigs, sheep and goats) on properties smaller than 4000 square metres in urban areas
  • requires people keeping chickens in an urban area to prevent nuisance, including in relation to containment and regular cleaning of any chicken coop
  • requires people riding horses in public parks and beaches to comply with certain conditions, including in relation to manure, other park and beach users, and dune protection
  • requires every person wanting to keep bees or graze stock in a public park to get permission from the council
  • restricts people bringing an animal into regional parks
  • requires people who feed animals on private property to not cause a nuisance to neighbours
  • restricts the release, hunting or taking of animals from public places
  • restricts the slaughtering of animals and leaving of animal remains.

Get a copy of the Animal Management Bylaw

This document includes the Bee, Stock and Horse Riding Control 2015.

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