Many people keep animals, stock and bees in the Whakatane District. In most cases, the keeping of animals, stock or bees does not cause a problem. The majority of owners are responsible and know how to ensure that their animals do not create a nuisance to other people.
However, in some situations, the presence of animals or bees can result in issues for others. The nuisance is usually the result of how animals are kept, the animal’s behaviour, the conditions or locations in which the animal is being cared for or as a result of the animal being brought into a public place. The nature of the problem is different in urban and rural areas.
The Council has two by-laws that relate to the animal control and stock movement.
The Part 10 - Control of Animals by-law in regards to stock relates to the control of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and bees. It also covers poultry keeping and noise from animal, bird or fowl.
Download bylaws and Stock Crossing Application form below:
Part 10 - Animal Control by-law - (PDF, 1MB)
Part 16 - Stock by-law - (PDF, 1MB)
- Part 16 - Stock bylaw relates to stock movements and dairy herd crossings.
Livestock Crossing Application Form - (PDF, 225Kb)