Review of the Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw 2010

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This year we are reviewing the Kāpiti Coast District Council Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw 2010. Before we start formal consultation, we are asking the community for comments and feedback, which will help revision of the new bylaw.

Background

The Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw 2010 is designed to help manage the keeping of animals, bees and poultry throughout the Kāpiti Coast District to ensure they do not create a nuisance or become a threat to public health and safety. After 10 years of the current bylaw being in place, and in accordance with legislation, we’re reviewing the bylaw to make sure it is fit-for-purpose for the next decade.

You can read the current Keeping of Animals, Bees & Poultry Bylaw 2010. The bylaw covers a range of activities, including:

  • Animals (excluding dogs) listed under the Animal Welfare Act 1999, as well as including specific mentions for poultry, roosters, and “stock”.
  • The keeping of animals, not wild animals.

What the Bylaw doesn’t cover

  • Wild animals that are free and not ‘kept’.
  • Dogs are not included because they are covered under the Dog Control Bylaw 2019.
  • Animal welfare is addressed in the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

This year we are reviewing the Kāpiti Coast District Council Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw 2010. Before we start formal consultation, we are asking the community for comments and feedback, which will help revision of the new bylaw.

Background

The Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw 2010 is designed to help manage the keeping of animals, bees and poultry throughout the Kāpiti Coast District to ensure they do not create a nuisance or become a threat to public health and safety. After 10 years of the current bylaw being in place, and in accordance with legislation, we’re reviewing the bylaw to make sure it is fit-for-purpose for the next decade.

You can read the current Keeping of Animals, Bees & Poultry Bylaw 2010. The bylaw covers a range of activities, including:

  • Animals (excluding dogs) listed under the Animal Welfare Act 1999, as well as including specific mentions for poultry, roosters, and “stock”.
  • The keeping of animals, not wild animals.

What the Bylaw doesn’t cover

  • Wild animals that are free and not ‘kept’.
  • Dogs are not included because they are covered under the Dog Control Bylaw 2019.
  • Animal welfare is addressed in the Animal Welfare Act 1999.