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Content: South Taranaki District Council Dog Control Policy Environmental Services Group South Taranaki District Council Private Bag 902 Hawera 28 September 2009
CONTENTS Introduction The District Council Roles and responsibilities Purpose of the Policy By-Law Issues Responsibilities of Dog Owners Education Kit for New Owners Exercise Areas and Prohibited Areas Distribution of Dog Control Costs Problem Dog Behaviour Dog attacks Menacing/Dangerous dogs Breed and Type of Dog Subject to Ban on Importation Infringement Fines Number of Dogs Permitted
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Monitoring and Review
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Schedule 1
Dog Control Bylaw
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Schedule 2 Application for Permission to Keep More than Two Dogs on Urban Premises 33
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INTRODUCTION THE DISTRICT There are approximately 5,000 dogs registered in the South Taranaki District of which approximately 3,100 are rural and approximately 1,900 are urban. The district consists of a number of towns including, Hawera, Waverley, Patea, Eltham, Kaponga, Manaia and Opunake. The district runs from the Stony River in the North, to Waitotara in the South. A 24 hour animal control service is available and Council Officers are authorised to issue infringement notices, and are responsible for providing information and advice on dogs COUNCIL ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES Council is required under the Dog Control Act 1996 to: Identify any public places in which dogs are prohibited. Identify any particular public place and area's or parts of the district where dogs, in public places, are to be controlled on a leash. Identify dog exercise areas. Develop a dog control policy which may include: Fees or proposed fees Owner education programmes The classification of owners The disqualification of owners The issuing of infringement notices Council must have regard to: The need to minimise danger, distress, and nuisance to the community generally. The need to avoid inherent danger in allowing dogs to have uncontrolled access to public places that are frequented by children, whether or not the children are accompanied by adults. The importance of enabling, to the extent that is practicable, the public (including families) to use streets and public amenities without fear of attack or intimidation by dogs. The exercise and recreational needs of dogs and their owners. This policy is prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 10 of the Dog Control Act 1996 (the Act). 3
PURPOSE OF THE POLICY To provide for the improved care and control of dogs throughout the district while meeting the needs and safety of the wider community. The policy aims, through education and specific Council approach, to modify the behaviour of dogs, increase the awareness of owners and to avoid situations where dogs become dangerous or menacing, or cause nuisance in other ways. At times it will be necessary to use the control measures stipulated in the Act. Endeavours will be made to resolve conflict by discussion between Council Officers and dog owners and by imposing penalties where this approach is necessary BYLAW The Act provides for the making of a bylaw which reinforces the Dog Control Policy by applying specific rules and penalties. The bylaw is used to control such things as: The number of dogs permitted on any one property in the urban area. The minimum standard of accommodation for dogs. The minimum distance between the property's boundaries and that accommodation. "On" and "Off" leash areas, and areas where dogs are prohibited. Spaying/neutering of dogs classified as menacing/dangerous under the Act. The South Taranaki District Dog Control Bylaw is attached as Appendix 1. RESPONSIBILITIES OF DOG OWNERS While the majority of the district's dog owners are knowledgeable and responsible, owners of dogs causing ongoing problems frequently have a poor understanding of their obligations, and poor understanding of dog behaviour. Responsible dog ownership and an increased understanding of dog behaviour will be promoted by Council. To achieve this we will: 1. Continue to develop and improve a dog owner's education programme. 2. Provide incentives within the dog registration fee structure to recognise good dog ownership. 3. Provide advice and information on dog behaviour and care through visits to schools and other community groups, displays and regular media releases. 4
EDUCATION KIT FOR NEW OWNERS When registering a dog for the first time, owners will be given an education kit containing information on the following: Basic understanding of a dog's needs. Obligations of a dog owner. Where to obtain further assistance if required. Information will also be made available and distributed at other times to dog owners where this is considered necessary or detailed in the education programme. EXERCISE AREAS, PUBLIC PLACES AND PROHIBITED AREAS FOR DOGS In order to provide for "the exercise and recreational needs of dogs" Council must identify areas where dogs can be exercised or are prohibited. Council must also ensure that the current use of existing recreational areas is not compromised by allowing dogs in recreational areas and must ensure there is a balance between the needs of the wider community and dog owners needs. To achieve this we will: 1. Publish the location of exercise areas, leashed and unleashed, and areas where dogs are prohibited. Signs will be erected to identify such areas. 2. Install litter bins where appropriate, for owners to dispose of dog faeces. 3. Enable prohibition of dogs in certain areas to be temporarily lifted or imposed. 4. Ensure the bylaw outlining impounding and control of dogs and the responsibility of dog owners to remove faeces in any public place is enforced. 5
DISTRIBUTION OF DOG CONTROL COSTS It is a requirement under the Act that all dogs be registered. Infringement fines will be issued for owners failing to register their dogs in the required timeframe. Registration commences on the 1 June and penalty is added after the 1 August each year, unless otherwise notified by the Council. Council recognises that not all dog owners require the same level of dog control service. Council will also recognise responsible ownership through lower fees. To achieve this we will 1. Ensure direct costs of dog control functions are recovered through dog registration fees and impounding fees, in accordance with the Council funding policy detailed in the Long Term Council Plan. 2. Provide incentives within the dog registration fee structure to promote responsible dog ownership. Factors which may affect the registration fee are: Spaying/neutering. Location of the dog - Rural or urban location and the level of Animal Control services required. Promptness of registration fee payments. Fencing and security of property and kennelling. Impounding and complaint record. Factors affecting the impounding fees are: The costs involved in the feeding of dogs, and pound maintenance and cleaning. Costs involved in tracing and notifying owners. 6
PROBLEM DOG BEHAVIOUR The Act requires Council to consider the need to minimise danger, distress and nuisance to the community caused by dangerous dogs, and the level of public nuisance caused by barking and roaming dogs. To achieve this we will: Roaming and Barking Ensure that dogs do not cause a nuisance by persistent barking or roaming by undertaking the following: Educating dog ownersOwners registering new dogs will be issued with an education kit containing information on the basic understanding of a dogs needs, the obligations of a dog owner, and the registration fee structure. Assist owners by carrying out property visits where required and providing any information requested. Advise owners on the availability of dog obedience training courses. Requiring owners of problem dogs to attend dog obedience training courses. Provide Anti Bark Collars for Hire. Issuing infringement fines to ensure compliance with the Act where necessary. Efforts will be made to resolve situations involving dogs barking and roaming with dog owners. Abatement and infringement notices being used as required, and persistent offenders made aware that further offending may restrict, or remove their right to dog ownership. In response to justified complaints or problem behaviour, statutory penalties may be imposed. Serious Dog Attacks All dogs believed to have been involved in serious attacks on people or other animals or the worrying of stock will be seized immediately. A detailed investigation will be carried out by Council Officers. In most cases where the investigation confirms a serious attack, destruction of the dog will be sought and infringement fines may be issued. Non Serious Attacks ­ First Incident A Council Officer will investigate all complaints of a non-serious attack. A non serious attack usually means that no severe damage has been caused to a person or stock. Where investigation confirms the incident occurred, an infringement fine may be issued. 7
Non Serious Attacks ­ Second Incident All dogs believed to have been involved in a second attack of a non-serious nature will be seized pending further investigation. A non serious attack usually means that no severe damage has been caused to a person or stock. Where investigation confirms the incident occurred, an infringement fine may be issued, and/or the destruction of the dog sought. The Council will consider the classification of a dog as menacing if the dog poses a threat to any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal or protected wildlife because of: a) any observed or reported behaviour of the dog; or b) any characteristics typically associated with the dog's breed or type. The Council will consider the classification of a dog as dangerous if: a) Any dog in respect of which the owner has been convicted of an offence under section 57A(2) of the Act. b) Any dog which the Council has, on the basis of sworn evidence attesting to aggressive behaviour by the dog on one or more occasions, reasonable grounds to believe constitutes a threat to the safety or any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal, or protected wildlife. c) Any dog that the owner admits in writing constitutes a threat to the safety of any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal or protected wildlife. Dogs classified as menacing: Are required to be muzzled when in public places, and must be spayed/neutered. Are required to be microchipped within one month of being classified (as from 1 June 2006). Dogs classified as dangerous: Are required to be muzzled when in public places, and must be spayed/neutered. Are required to be microchipped within one month of being classified (as from 1 June 2006). Menacing/Dangerous Dogs All registered dogs listed in Schedule Four of the Dog Control will be classified as menacing. This includes the following breed or type of breed: Brazilian Fila Dogo Argentino Japanese Tosa American Pit Bull Terrier Breed and Type of Dog Subject to Ban on Importation No person may import into New Zealand any dog that belongs wholly or predominantly to one or more breed or type of dog as listed below: (dog includes the embryo, ova or semen). Brazilian Fila Dogo Argentino Japanese Tosa American Pit Bull Terrier 8
INFRINGEMENT FINES
Infringement fines can be issued for the following:
S18 S19(2) S19A(2) S20(5) S23A(2) S24 S28(5) S32(2) S32(4) S33EC(1) S33F(3) S36A(6) S41 S41A S42 S46(4) S48(3) S49(4) S51(1) S52A S53(1) S54(2) S54A S55(7) S62(4) S62(5) S72(2)
Wilful obstruction of dog control officer or ranger. Failure or refusal to supply information or wilfully state false particulars. Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about dog. Failure to comply with by bylaw authorised by section 20. Failure to undertake dog owner education programme or dog obedience course (or both). Failure to comply with obligations of probationary owner. Failure to comply with effects of disqualification. Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog. Fraudulent sale or transfer of dangerous dog. Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog. Failure to advise person of muzzle and leashing requirements. Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog. False statement relating to registration. Falsely notifying death of dog. Failure to register dog. Fraudulent procurement or attempt to procure replacement dog registration label or disc. Failure to advise change of dog ownership. Failure to advise change of address. Removal, swapping or counterfeiting of registration labels or discs. Failure to keep dog controlled or confined. Failure to keep dog under control. Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and to provide adequate exercise. Failure to use or carry leash in public place. Failure to comply with barking dog abatement notice. Allowing dog known to be dangerous to be at large unmuzzled or unleashed Failure to advise of muzzle and leashing requirements. Releasing a dog from custody.
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NUMBER OF DOGS PERMITTED The South Taranaki Dog Control Bylaw restricts the number of dogs allowed within one property (other than that zoned rural) to two dogs over the age of three months. If a person wishes to keep more than two dogs they can apply for a permit to do so. The following is the permit process. Application received. After the application is lodged the Applicant is to obtain signed approval/consent (on approved form) from neighbours likely to be affected, as determined by a Council Officer. Property inspected. Application discussed with owner. Report completed. Owner notified in writing of decision. Certificate issued if approved. If declined ­ Applicant may object. If objection received ­ Report to Environment and Hearings Committee is completed. The committee will make a final decision. Annual inspections carried out to ensure standards are maintained. Criteria taken into consideration: No justified complaints received against the owner or dog. Suitable kennelling and fencing. No justified objections from neighbours most likely to be affected. Condition of the dogs. Good knowledge of dogs health and welfare. Property a suitable size for the type of dogs. MONITORING AND REVIEW Council will: Review the dog control policy to ensure the policies are effective and efficient at achieving the objectives on a 5 year cycle. In order to achieve this in a cost efficient manner, the Council will rely as much as possible on: Existing data and data gathered by Council for other purposes that have relevance to the monitoring of dog control. Relevant monitoring carried out by Department of Conservation, other local authorities, and the Taranaki Regional Council. The Environment and Hearings Committee will be advised of any changes needed in an Annual Report. Dog Control Fees are reviewed annually and are determined by the cost of maintaining Animal Services functions. The Council may from time to time by resolution alter any Schedules attached. 10
SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL DOG CONTROL BYLAW Pursuant to the powers vested in it by the local government Act 2002 and amendments and together with the Dog Control Act 1996 and amendments and together with every other power and authority conferred on it, the South Taranaki District Council hereby makes the following bylaw 1.0 Short Title 1.1 The short title of this bylaw shall be The South Taranaki District Dog Control Bylaw. 2.0 Commencement 2.1 This bylaw shall come into force on the 20th day of September 2004 and has been renewed on 28 September 2009 3.0 Interpretation 3.1 In this bylaw - Companion Dog means a dog certified by the Top Dog Companion Trust as being a companion dog or a dog under training as a companion dog. Continuous Control means the owner has sufficient control over the dog to prevent the dog causing a nuisance to other animals and members of the public or damage to property. In most instances this will mean on a leash. Council Officer means any person authorised in writing by the Council and any Officer or Dog Ranger appointed by the South Taranaki District Council to carry out and enforce the requirements and obligations of this bylaw. Diseased means with or affected by any communicable disease Dog Exercise Area means a public place which has by resolution of Council pursuant to Section 20(1)(d) of the Dog Control Act 1996 been designated as a dog exercise area. Guide Dog means a dog certified by the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind as being a guide dog or a dog under training as a guide dog. Hearing dog means a dog certified by the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ as a hearing dog or a dog under training as a hearing dog.
Infringement Offence means an offence specified in the first schedule of the Dog Control Act 1996 and the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003. Leash means a lead which is capable of restraining the dog and is held by a responsible and capable person. Mangy means to have any sort of mite or tick infestation. Neutered Dog means a dog that has been spayed or castrated. Nuisance means as defined in the Health Act 1956 Owner means in relation to any dog, every person who: (a) Owns the dog; or (b) Has the dog in his or her possession, whether the dog is at large or in confinement, otherwise than for a period not exceeding 72 hours for the purpose of preventing the dog causing injury, damage, or distress, or for the sole purpose of restoring a lost dog to its owner; or (c) Is the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 16 years who: (i) Is the owner of the dog pursuant to paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of this definition; and (ii) Is a member of the parent or guardian's household living with and dependent on the parent or guardian, but does not include any person who has seized or taken custody of the dog under the Dog Control Act 1996 or its amendments or the Animal Welfare Act 1999 or the National Parks Act 1980 or the Conservation Act 1987 or any order made under this Act or the Animals Protection Act 1960. Premises includes any recreation ground, yard, building or enclosed space whether separately occupied or not and whether public or private. Prohibited Public Place means a public place which has by resolution of Council pursuant to Section 20(1)(a) of the Dog Control Act 1996 been declared a Prohibited Public Place and in all cases areas within 20 metres of any children's playground equipment, and the mown playing surfaces of sports grounds controlled by Council shall be deemed to be Prohibited Public Places. Public Place means: (a) A place that, at any material time, is open to or being used by the public, whether free or on payment of a charge, and whether any owner or occupier of the place is lawfully entitled to exclude or eject any person from that place; and (b) Includes any aircraft, hovercraft, ship or ferry or other vessel, train, or vehicle carrying or available to carry passengers for reward. Urban Area means every zone other than the Rural Zone and Rural Industrial Zone as described in the District Plan but may include residences within a Rural Zone that have commonly recognised characteristics of an urban settlement. Determination of such is at the discretion of the Council.
4.0 Prohibited Public Place 4.1 No owner of any dog shall allow their dog on any prohibited public place. 5.0 Control Of Dogs In Public Places 5.1 The owner of a dog shall not allow the dog on any public place (not being a Prohibited Public Place or Dog Exercise Area) and including the Streets in the South Taranaki District Council urban areas, unless the dog is controlled on a leash, or under continuous control to the satisfaction of a Council Officer. 6.0 Dog Exercise Areas 6.1 The Council may declare by resolution any public place, except in all cases those areas within 20 metres of children's playground equipment and the mown playing surfaces of sportsgrounds controlled by Council, to be a Dog Exercise Area. 6.2 Within Dog Exercise Areas the owner of a dog shall ensure that the dog is under continuous control but shall not be obliged to keep the dog on a leash. 7.0 Temporary Restrictions 7.1 The Council may from time to time declare any public area not already being a Prohibited Public Place to be a prohibited area for a specified time or suspend the designation of a Prohibited Public Place for a specified period for a specified occasion or event. 7.2 The Council shall give public notice of its intention to declare any area to be a temporary Prohibited Public Place or to suspend a Prohibited Public Place. Appropriate signs shall be posted in the area and prior notice shall be published in a newspaper circulating in the district. 8.0 Guide Dogs 8.1 Notwithstanding anything in this bylaw prohibiting or regulating the entry or presence of dogs, any guide dog or companion dog accompanying a blind or partially sighted person or a person with any other disability or any person bona fide engaged in training the guide dog or companion dog may enter and remain: (a) In any premises registered under regulations made pursuant to Section 120 of the Health Act 1956; or (b) In any public place subject to compliance with any reasonable condition imposed by the occupier or person having control of the premises or public place, as the case may be. 9.0 Seizure Of Dogs In Public Places In Contravention Of This Bylaw 9.1 A Council Officer may seize and impound any dog at large in a public place, whether or not the dog is wearing a collar having the proper label or disc attached, that is found in contravention of this bylaw.
10.0 Number Of Dogs Permitted 10.1 No occupier of land within any area other than that zoned Rural, shall keep or allow to be kept on any land more than two dogs over the age of three months unless such land has been licensed for such purposes by the Council. 10.2 Every application for a licence to keep more than two dogs shall be in a form as contained in Schedule 2 to this bylaw and include such additional information as the Council or an Officer may request, and must be accompanied by the appropriate fee as the Council may determine from time to time by resolution. 10.3 The consent in writing of adjoining and affected neighbours shall be obtained by the dog owner before the issue of any licence to keep more than two dogs. 10.3.1 Council may use its discretion and approve the licence if consent is withheld from affected neighbours 10.4 Any licence issued by the Council may be subject to such terms and conditions or restrictions as the Council may consider necessary. 10.5 Every such licence shall be in the form set out in Schedule 2 hereto and shall remain in force from the time it is granted unless revoked pursuant to Clause 10.6. 10.6 The Council may at any time whilst a licence is in force revoke or refuse to renew that licence if it is satisfied that: (a) The dog or dogs on the land specified in the licence have caused injury or a nuisance to any person; or (b) The keeping of such dog or dogs has caused a detrimental effect upon the surrounding neighbourhood; or (c) There has been a failure to comply with all or any of the terms, conditions and restrictions of the licence, or any subsequent notice issued by the Council. 10.7 Any application by the occupier of any land in respect of which an application was declined or licence revoked by Council pursuant to Clause 10.6 will not be reconsidered by the Council before the expiration of two years after the date of that refusal or revocation. 10.8 Nothing in this section shall remove the need for any Land Use Consent if this is required by the District Plan. 11.0 Minimum Standards For Accommodation Of Dogs 11.1 The owner of any dog shall provide adequate accommodation for the dog. Kennels are to be sited on a hard surface, provide shelter from the elements and be free from dampness. Kennels are to be kept in a clean condition. If a kennel is not provided, dogs are to be confined inside premises with an adequate sleeping area provided.
12.0 Dogs To Be Kept Minimum Distance From Boundary 12.1 No person shall permit or allow a dog to be housed, confined or restrained on any private premises within three metres of the boundary of the premises. 12.2 The Council may dispense with the requirements of this clause if the written consent of the affected neighbour has been first obtained. The minimum distance may then be reduced to no less than one metre. 13.0 Mangy Or Diseased Dogs 13.1 A person who owns or has control or charge of any mangy or diseased dog shall not take that dog into any public place or permit the dog to enter or remain in any public place or wander free. 14.0 Responsibility To Remove Faeces 14.1 The owner of any dog that fouls in a public place or on land or premises other than that occupied by the owner, shall immediately remove the faeces. 15.0 Bitch In Season To Be Confined 15.1 The owner of any bitch shall keep the dog confined to their own property but adequately exercised while such dog is in season. 16.0 Dogs Becoming A Nuisance Or Injurious To Health 16.1 If in the opinion of the Council, any dog or dogs or the keeping thereof on such premises has become, or is likely to become a nuisance or injurious or hazardous to health, property or safety, the Council or Council Officer may by notice in writing require the owner or occupier of the premises within a time specified in such notice to do all or any of the following: (a) To reduce the number of dogs kept on the premises. (b) To construct, alter, reconstruct or otherwise improve the kennels or other buildings used to house or contain the dogs. (c) To require such dog or dogs to be tied up or otherwise confined during specified periods. (d) To take other such action as the Council deems necessary to minimise or remove the likelihood of nuisance or hazard or injury to health, property or safety.
17.0 Pound 17.1 The Council's pound is located at Beach Road, Hawera. 17.2 The Council may by resolution change the location of any pound or create additional or temporary pounds. 17.3 Where any dog is seized for impounding under the provisions of this bylaw, and it is not practicable by reason of time or distances to place that dog in any pound appointed by the Council for that purpose, a Council Officer may with the consent of the occupier thereof, use any land as a temporary pound for such dog for any reasonable period until its disposal in terms of this bylaw or the Dog Control Act 1996. 17.4 No dog which is for the time being not registered in accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996, shall be released until it is registered, microchipped and all fees due have been paid. 17.5 The Council shall not be obliged to release any dog from the pound except during the advertised hours of opening. The Hawera pound will be opened on Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm. 17.6 Any person who attempts to remove or removes any dog from any pound including a temporary pound without paying the prescribed fees commits an offence under this bylaw. 18.0 Disposal Of Impounded Dogs 18.1 The Council may dispose of impounded dogs in accordance with the provisions of the Dog Control Act 1996 which provides amongst other things the following: (i) As soon as practicable after any dog has been impounded, the Council shall, in the case of a dog wearing a current registration tag or where the owner of the dog is known through some other means, give written notice to the owner that the dog has been impounded and that unless the dog is claimed and any fee paid within seven (7) days of the receipt of that notice, it may be sold, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the Council thinks fit, and after the expiry of that period the Council may so dispose of the dog. (ii) Where the owner of the dog is not known and cannot be identified from the dog registration tag, the Council may, after expiration of seven days after the date of seizure of the dog, sell, destroy, or otherwise dispose of the dog in such manner as it thinks fit. 18.2 Under Section 139 Animal Welfare Act 1999, subsection 68(8), this section does not limit or affect the power of the Council to destroy a dog if it is ill or injured 19.0 Fees 19.1 The Council may by resolution set the fees payable in respect of any matter for which it is authorised to charge a fee pursuant to:
(a) The Dog Control Act 1996; or (b) The Local Government Act 2002; or (c) This bylaw. 20.0 Penalties 20.1 Every person who is convicted of an offence against this bylaw is liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000.00. The foregoing bylaw was made by the South Taranaki District Council, passed and adopted at a meeting of the council held on 20 September 2004 and confirmed at a meeting of the Council on 20 September 2004. It was renewed by the Council, approved and confirmed at a meeting of the Council on 28 September 2009.
THE COMMON SEAL of the SOUTH
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TARANAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL was
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Hereto affixed by resolution
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Of the said Council in the
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Presence of:
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Mayor
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Chief Executive Officer
SCHEDULE 1 PROHIBITED, UNLEASHED AND LEASHED DOG AREAS
Dogs must be on a leash at all times within the South Taranaki District urban areas except as scheduled below:
Dogs are prohibited throughout the district in the following areas;
The playing surfaces of all sports grounds On or within 20m of children's playgrounds Council owned swimming pools
HAWERA
Dogs are PROHIBITED at the following locations:
Central Business District (shown as on plan attached). Charles Major Place Play Area. Goodson Dell. Kowhai Street Play Area. James Campbell Park (Park Bowling Club/Croquet Club). Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations:
Waihi Beach and Domain. Te Ngutu O Te Manu (except adjacent to the play area). Ohawe Beach (except for town area and camping grounds)
OPUNAKE
Dogs are PROHIBITED at the following locations:
Opunake Beach Front Reserve and Camping Ground.
Central Business District (Tasman St from Layard to Allison St)(shown as
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plan)
Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations:
Middleton's Bay.
MANAIA
Dogs are PROHIBITED at the following locations:
Manaia Band Rotunda. Kaupokonui Domain and Camping Grounds. Rowe Playground. Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations: Manaia Domain (behind sports fields).
ELTHAM Dogs are PROHIBITED at the following locations: Bridger Park Reserve. Rotokare Reserve. Connell Reserve. Dogs are PERMITTED LEASHED at the following locations: Soldiers Memorial Park Walkway Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations: Taumata Park (except for playing surfaces). Saunders Park KAPONGA Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations: Smyth Park Thoumine Park Roadside Reserve Area PATEA Dogs are PROHIBITED at the following locations: Boat Ramp to Mana Bay. Queen Mary Park play area. Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations: Patea Domain (excluding play area). Patea Beach. WAVERLEY Dogs are PROHIBITED at the following locations: Cave Beach. Wairoa Domain. Waverley Beach Camping Ground. Dogs are PERMITTED UNLEASHED at the following locations: Waitotara Domain. Dallison Park (except playing surface). Waverley Beach.
SCHEDULE 2 APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE TO KEEP MORE THAN TWO DOGS ON PREMISES
Pursuant to the South Taranaki District Council Dog Control Bylaw.
The following information must be completed by the dog owner applying for a licence. PLEASE PRINT IN BLOCK CAPITALS
A.
(To be completed by applicant)
1. Name of Applicant: ..................................................................................... 2. Address for which licence is sought:: .............................................................. ............................................................................................................... 3. Owner of property if not applicant: ............................................................... 4. Details of dog intended to be kept on premises:
Tag a. b. c. d. e.
Breed
5. Application fee of $70.00 enclosed
Sex* Spayed/Neutered? Age
M/F
YES / NO
M/F
YES / NO
M/F
YES / NO
M/F
YES / NO
M/F
YES / NO
* delete as required
Signature of Applicant:......................................................
Date: ......................................................
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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
$70.00 received by ..................... on .......................... Receipt No. .................. Application checked with registration documents.
NOTE FOR APPLICANTS Requirements for a permit are as follows: (a) Kennelling and run must be at least 3m from any boundary fence, may be as close as 1m with the written permission of neighbour sharing the boundary fence. (b) Kennels and runs of a suitable size for housing dogs (not applicable for house dogs). (c) All dogs over the age of 3 months registered for current year. (d) Strict dog control at all times.
Please complete this form and return it to the Animal Services Officer, South Taranaki District Council, Private Bag 902, Hawera
NOTE: THE APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF A PERMIT IS DECLINED. _________________________________________________________________________________ Application checked with registration documents

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