Footh­paths crit­i­cised

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The coun­cil was urged to im­pose tighter dog con­trols for the ben­e­fit of the bay’s pen­guins, and there was sup­port for its cur­rent by­law, though there were also calls for Ti­maru to be more dog-friendly.

There were also con­cerns some dog own­ers were not pick­ing up af­ter their defe­cat­ing an­i­mals, though the coun­cil noted it had been is­su­ing in­fringe­ment no­tices.

There was a call for down­town park­ing to be free, with the coun­cil not­ing there were large ar­eas of free or timed park­ing within an easy walk­ing dis­tance of Ti­maru’s CBD.

The ac­tiv­i­ties of so-called boy rac­ers also came un­der fire, with feed­back not­ing some mo­torists would do a cir­cuit in the cen­tre of town "many times, to the detri­ment of ev­ery­one and the en­vi­ron­ment’’.

Speed bumps were sought for the area of Rhodes and Ains­ley streets, where se­cu­rity cam­eras were also sought to de­ter tag­gers and nui­sance mak­ers. Speed lim­its would be con­sid­ered in 2018 and cam­eras could be raised as part of the Septem­ber-Oc­to­ber sub­mis­sions process, the coun­cil re­sponded.

The for­mal by­law review con­sul­ta­tion oc­curs from Septem­ber 28 un­til the end of Oc­to­ber.

The coun­cil will con­sider its dog con­trol by­law on Tues­day.


Cranes pro­trude through the fog in Ti­maru on Fri­day.

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