DOGS OFF LEASH
I read with interest the article on page 4 of the Rodney Times (October 24th) about dogs putting rare dotterels off nesting. In spite of notices about the dotterels on the far end of Waiwera Beach, we often see dogs running free there without a dog leash. Council rules that is going be ignored, not followed up on, just like all the others.
Just wondering how much thought went into this before it was announced, how it going to be monitored, are there fines for restaurants who do not adhere to this, how is going to work with people walking along the beach or other public places?
There is the NO PARKING OR TRAILERS ON THE BEACHES Nobody seems to take notice of. Dogs on the beach not on leashes, at incorrect times, as stated on the signs. Caravans being unhitched and left in the Surf Club Carpark Orewa for several days while the owners drive around in their cars, when there is a perfectly good Council owned Top Ten Holiday Park for all campervans and caravans next to the surf club carpark Orewa. Freedom Parkers which are not covered under the Freedom Parking Facilities as listed on the notices.Trailers being left in the carpark for extended times, people using the carpark as a home away from home for weeks on end.
The council do not appear to have the facilities to enforce all these rules and regulations listed, then how are they going to monitor people walking down the beach and main streets smoking?
All tourist areas have many restaurants, licensed sports bars with public footpath trade so how is this going to work, who is going to check on this?