Dog Prohibited Areas - out of bounds for hounds

Dogs have restricted access in some areas of the Tararua District – this prevents them from causing a ‘nuisance’ or "annoyance" to the community or wildlife in these areas. Areas where restrictions apply are usually places where many people - particularly children - may be present.

Excluding those carried in a vehicle, dogs are prohibited (banned) in the following areas:

  • High Street, Dannevirke
    (between Miller and McPhee Streets)
  • Main Street, Pahiatua
    (between Paterson or Cambridge Streets and King or Duke Streets)
  • Vogel Street, Woodville
    (between Ross and Grey Streets)
  • All public reserves, wildlife reserves, sports grounds and sports stadiums situated in urban areas
  • All public libraries administered by the Council
  • All public swimming baths
  • All cemeteries administered by the Council

The ban does not apply to:

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guidedog.png dogs working as a guide or hearing dog; and
policedog.png  dogs working for the Police.

Council is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Animal Control - you can get in touch with the Council team by emailing or phoning 06 374 4080.

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