The Bay Chronicle - - CONVERSATIONS - Mur­ray Gee Kerik­eri

I am fully sup­port­ive of coun­cil to have dog lovers keep their dogs ‘‘on leash’’. Our prop­erty bor­ders the Kerik­eri River which is part of the Te Araroa Trail.....a pub­lic walk­ing track. Many peo­ple walk their dogs off leash here.

The en­trance to the river track is on the cor­ner of Waipapa Rd and Waito­tara Drive through the pub­lic re­serve. Many dog own­ers see it as their right not to en­ter through the re­serve, but to walk across pri­vate land.

There is a coun­cil sign at the re­serve en­trance show­ing dogs on a leash. How­ever, dog own­ers seem obliv­i­ous to any in­struc­tion. We take pride in our street, but dog peo­ple park on the mown grass verges and bog up the berms.

Many read­ers want bet­ter ac­cess for dogs in the Far North.

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