Sub­mis­sions on new dog by­law

Central Leader - - News -

Dog lovers and those not so fond of ca­nine com­pan­ions will be able to have their say on Auck­land city’s new dog pol­icy and dog con­trol by­law.

The Auck­land City Coun­cil voted for the new pol­icy and by­law to come into ef­fect on June 1, af­ter the doc­u­ments went through a sub­mis­sions pe­riod and a hear­ings panel.

In Oc­to­ber there will be pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on amend­ments to the new pol­icy and by­law, which in­clude the size of off-leash ar­eas at Heron Park and Meola Re­serve.

Peo­ple can also give feed­back on whether there should be an off-leash ex­er­cise area at Monte Ce­cilia Park and spe­cific beaches where dogs are al­lowed all year round.

At the April 23 coun­cil meet­ing, hear­ings panel chair­man Pe­seta Sam Lo­tuIiga said the is­sue of dogs was a con­tro­ver­sial one and the pol­icy and by­law re­ceived 266 sub­mis­sions.

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