Draft Keeping of Animals Bylaw

Closes: 31 July 2024

Tararua District Council seeks your views on its draft Keeping of Animals Bylaw 2024.

The current Keeping of Animals, Cats, Poultry and Bees Bylaw was adopted in 2018 and is now due for review.

The changes proposed by the Council include providing more clarity, consistency, structure and readability, and adding additional requirements for the keeping of cats and bees as it is seeing increased complaints regarding these. Council is also proposing to introduce regulations on the control of feral animals and proposing to ban certain male animals from being kept in urban areas (both due to noise, odour and health and safety issues) and provide better explanations and detail around how to apply for and obtain permits. Note that dogs are controlled under a separate bylaw made under the Dog Control Act 1996, so are not part of this bylaw.

You can make an online submission here or use the pdf form below to make a submission.

Statement of Proposal
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Proposed Keeping of Animals Bylaw
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Report to Committee
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Submission Form
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