Review of Part 8 (Animal Control) of the Consolidated Bylaws 2020
Consultation on Part 8 (Animal Control) of the Consolidated Bylaws was open from Thursday 2 September to Thursday 28 October 2021. The review of the bylaws was in response to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by roaming horses in the Ōpōtiki township. The hearing for the bylaws was held on Monday 22 November, and the hearings panel considered all submissions received. 105 submissions were received on the proposed review of Part 8 of the bylaws, which is an excellent response from the community. Thank you to all those who were in touch to have their say on the bylaws.
The amended bylaws were adopted at the 21 December 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting and are available to view on our Bylaws page or by hardcopy at the council offices or Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi.
The hearings panel provided feedback to each of the submissions points provided.
We held consultation to hear the public’s views on the review of Part 8 (Animal Control) of the Consolidated Bylaws 2020. The bylaws have been updated to include a new definition of township and to ban the keeping, but not riding, of horses in Ōpōtiki township.
Summary of the proposal
Council reviewed Part 8 (Animal Control) of the Consolidated Bylaws 2020 in response to the health and safety issues and increase in nuisance caused by roaming horses in the Ōpōtiki township.
NOTE: Please note, the definition of ‘Township’ has been amended slightly to align with Map 1 of Schedule 2 in the bylaws. Please get in touch with Katherine Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about this.