The Council attends to incidents within Council-maintained areas only, for example, waterways, parks, street berms, footpaths, transit roads or pumping stations.
If you have a complaint about a rooster crowing or chickens please contact us so an Environmental Health Officer can investigate and discuss options available to you.
The Council does not have any bylaws in place for the keeping of poultry, however it is expected that they should not cause a nuisance by way of odour, flies, noise or trespassing onto neighbours’ and surrounding properties.
Roosters are not suitable for keeping in residential areas and are best confined to rural areas, as their crowing is nearly impossible to control.
When you call it's helpful if you can provide any of the below information:
Do not dispose of the dog in a wheelie bin.
If you find a dog with a Council dog registration disc/tag, call us on 03 941 8999 and we will make contact with the owner. It is recommended you don't try to contact the owner yourself even if you have the owner's details.
To be reported to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) by phoning 0800 444 449.
Dead animals on private property are the responsibility of the landowner. The Council will not collect the dead animal or dog from a private property.
If the dead animal is a dog and can be identified through its tag then contact us, we will try to contact the owner of the dog and attempt to have it collected.