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Animals Bylaw

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This page contains information on our Animals Bylaw, which controls the keeping of certain animals in our urban areas.
Updated: 22/03/2019 10:17 a.m.


Most councils in New Zealand have bylaws that provide regulations on keeping certain animals in the urban areas of their districts or cities.

Issues around dogs are addressed through our Dog Management Bylaw and Policy.

In December 2017, after undertaking a statutory review, Council made a new Animals Bylaw, to replace our previous one.  The next review of this Bylaw is scheduled for 2022.

Downnload the bylaw by clicking on the link below. The document opens in a new window.  

 Animals Bylaw 2017 [359 kb]

For further information about owner responsibilities for animals follow the link below.




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