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Information on keeping bees, poultry and stock in urban areas as well as general obligations for animal owners (excluding dogs).
Further information is available in our Animals Bylaw 2017.
Note: Animal owners are required under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to provide for the physical, health and behavioural needs of their animals, including food, water, shelter and exercise.
Keeping bees in urban areas
Advice for people new to beekeeping
The Whāngarei Bee Club is made up of a strong core of dedicated hobbyists, along with a mix of commercial and semi-commercial beekeepers, who are available to answer questions for people new to bee keeping.
Visit the Whāngarei Bee Club Website
Poultry includes chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, peahens, pheasants and roosters.
There are some specific restrictions about the keeping of poultry in urban areas:
Stock includes cattle, deer, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, mules, horses, sheep, goats, pigs and any other animal kept in captivity, or farmed, and dependant on humans for their care and sustenance.
There are some specific restrictions in the keeping of stock in urban areas:
Use our online forms to report animal issues, dispute an infringement or object to a dog classification.
Report an issue
You can use our online form for animal enquiries.
Phone: 09 430 4200
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