Bylaws are rules or regulations we make, under national legislation, that affects how people live, work and play. Bylaws are designed to protect both our district and your rights with the purpose of making our district a safe and healthy place.
Bylaws are broadly made to cover one or more of the following purposes:
(a) protecting the public from nuisance;
(b) protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety;
(c) minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.
The consequences of not complying with a bylaw can result in fines, seizure of property and remedial action. Bylaws can be enforced by Council staff or external agencies such as the New Zealand Police.
The following bylaws have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation to control specific activities within the district: