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Bylaws are rules made by local councils which affect the way we live, work and play. They are there to make our district a safe and healthy place. They can protect the public from nuisance; protect, promote and maintain public health and safety; and minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places. We develop them in consultation with our communities.

Our Bylaws are only applicable to the Hauraki District.

They can be enforced by the Council or other nominated agencies, such as the New Zealand Police.

Reviewing our bylaws

Over the next year we’ll be finishing a review of our bylaws. We relook at them issue by issue.

At the moment we are reviewing our wharves and cemetery rules, and those around public places and the keeping of animals.

The online surveys asking for your input on matters relating to the Cemeteries bylaw, Wharves bylaw and Keeping of Animals bylaw are now closed.

Next on the radar is a review of the Food Safety bylaw and the Traffic bylaw.

Keep an eye on this page or email us if you’d like to be kept in the loop about the upcoming reviews. The draft bylaws will be considered by the Council early next year and will be available to the public for feedback. We'll let you know how to do this closer to the time.

HDC Consolidated Bylaw


You can read our various bylaws below.

Part 1 (Introduction)
Part 2 (Land Transport)
Part 3 (Public Safety)
Part 4 (Trade waste and Waste water)
Part 5 (Water Supply)
Part 6 (Cemeteries)
Part 7 (Land Drainage)
Part 8 (Solid Waste)
Part 9 (Wharves)

Kaiaua residents should also refer to the Franklin Bylaws.

You may wish to refer to the list of bylaws by topic to help you select the appropriate part of the Consolidated Bylaw. 

Part 1 (Introduction)  
Download Part 1 (Introduction) [PDF, 171 KB] Adobe PDF document
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Officers to continue in office
3.0 Serving of Orders and Notices
4.0 Powers of Delegation
5.0 Suspension and revocation of Licence, Permit, Consent or approval
6.0 Application for and transfer of Licence, Permit, Consent or approval
7.0 Encroachment to be removed upon notice
8.0 Removal by Council of Works executed contrary to the Bylaw, or section 357 of the Local Government Act 1974 or section 163 of the Local Government Act 2002
9.0 Dispensing Power
10.0 Forms
11.0 Fees and Charges
12.0 Offences and Breaches
13.0 Penalties for Breach of Bylaws
Schedule 1 of Part 1: Applications for Councils Permission


Part 2 (Public Transport)  
Download Part 2 (Public Transport) [PDF, 1.8 MB] Adobe PDF document
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Speed Limits
3.0 Traffic
4.0 Stock movements on roads
5.0 Vehicle Crossings
Schedule 1 of Part 2 - Roads with a speed limit of 40 km/h
Schedule 2 of Part 2 - Urban traffic areas - 50 km/h
Schedule 3 of Part 2 - Roads with a speed limit of 60 km/h
Schedule 4 of Part 2 - Roads with a speed limit of 70 km/h
Schedule 5 of Part 2 -“ Roads with a speed limit of 80 km/h
Schedule 6 of Part 2 - Roads with a speed limit of 90 km/h
Schedule 7 of Part 2 - Rural traffic areads - Roads with a speed limit of 100 km/h
Schedule 8 of Part 2 - One way roads
Schedule 9 of Part 2 -“ Turning restrictions
Schedule 10 of Part 2 - Traffic prohibitions
  Schedule A -  Restriction on driving on certain roads
  Schedule B -“ Restriction on parking during certain periods on certain roads
Schedule 11 of Part 2 - “Weight or load restrictions over bridges or culverts
Schedule 12 of Part 2 -“ Stock movement graph
Part 3 (Public Safety) 
Download Part 3 (Public Safety) [PDF, 3.2 MB] Adobe PDF document
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Safety in Public Places
3.0 Nuisance on private property
4.0 Alcohol Control in Public Places
5.0 Keeping of animals (excluding dogs)
6.0 Control of Dogs 
7.0 Food Safety
8.0 Freedom Camping
Schedule 1 of Part 3 - Areas prohibited and restricted for camping
Schedule 2 of Part 3 - Prohibited areas for skating devices
Schedule 3 of Part 3 - Determination of animals in public places
Schedule 4 Part of 3 - Designation of specified public places as Alcohol Ban areas
Schedule 5 of Part 3 - Determination of numbers of animals allowed to be kept
Schedule 6 of Part 3 - Dog exercise areas
Schedule 7 of Part 3 - Dog control areas
Schedule 8 of Part 3 - Environmental Health Food Premises Inspection Matrix
Schedule 9 of Part 3 - Food Grading Certificate
Schedule 10 of Part 3 - Prohibited Sites for Freedom Camping
Schedule 11 of Part 3 - Restricted Sites for Freedom Camping


Part 4 (Trade Waste & Wastewater) 
Download Part 4 (Trade waste and Waste water) [PDF, 461 KB]  Adobe PDF document
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Trade Waste
3.0 Wastewater                                           
Schedule 1 of Part 4 - Trade Waste
Schedule 2 of Part 4 - Abbreviations
Schedule 3 of Part 4 - Codes and Standards and Sources of Reference
Schedule 4 of Part 4 - Waste Minimization Devices
Schedule 5 of Part 4 - Wastewater


Part 5 (Water Supply) 
Download  Part 5 (Water Supply) [PDF, 245 KB] Adobe PDF document
1.0  Introduction 
 2.0  Protection of Water Supply
 3.0  Condition of Supply
 4.0  Protection and Infringement Offences
Schedules 1, 2 & 3 of Part 5
  Schedule 1 of Part 5 - Examples of Point of Supply Location
  Schedule 2 of Part 5 - Examples of Layout of Point of Supply
  Schedule 3 of Part 5 - Codes and Standards Applicable to Part 5 


Part 6 (Cemeteries) 
Download Part 6 (Cemeteries) [PDF, 46 KB] Adobe PDF document
1.0  Introduction
2.0  Definitions and interpretations
3.0  Burial and purchase of exclusive rights of burial
4.0  Fees
5.0  Burial Warrants
6.0  Services and Burials 
7.0  Erection and maintenance of monuments
8.0  Work practices
9.0  Vegetation
10.0  Vehicles 
11.0  Soliciting of Orders 
 12.0  Burial of poor persons
13.0  Safety
14.0  Misconduct
15.0  Animals


Part 7 (Land Drainage)  
Download Part 7 (Land Drainage) [PDF, 64 KB] Adobe PDF document
1.0  Introduction
2.0  Definitions and interpretations
3.0  Defences against water
4.0  Drains 
5.0  Crossings 
6.0  Watering places 
7.0  Fencing of drainage channels and defences against water 
8.0  Access 
9.0  Obstruction of drainage channel or watercourse
10.0  Drains through watersheds
11.0  Artificial obstruction or addition of water
12.0  Land entry
 13.0  Permit applications
14.0  Fees
15.0  Notice to remedy 
16.0  Offences and breaches
Part 8 (Solid Waste) 
Download Part 8 (Solid Waste) [PDF, 66 KB] Adobe PDF document
1.0  Introduction
2.0  Definitions and interpretations
3.0  Household refuse collections
4.0  Containers to be kept clean and in repair
5.0  Containers to be placed conveniently for emptying and removal
6.0  Deposit of certain materials prohibited
7.0  Accumulation and storage of household refuse
8.0  Removal of trade refuse
9.0  Disposal of refuse 
10.0  Recycling 
11.0  Restrictions on refuse collection operations
12.0  Ownership of waste stream
 13.0  Special waste
14.0  Control of refuse disposal sites
15.0  Recyclables on refuse disposal sites
16.0  Refuse removal vehicle
17.0  Refuse to be covered during transportation
18.0  Fees and charges
19.0  Offences and breaches 
Schedule 1 of Part 8 - Policy Notes 
Schedule 2 of Part 8 - Refuse Disposal Sites
Schedule 3 of Part 8 - Refuse Disposal Charges


Part 9 (Wharves) 
Download Part 9 (Wharves) [PDF, 38 KB] Adobe PDF document
1.0  Introduction
2.0  Definitions and interpretations
3.0  Access to Wharf Facilities
4.0  Obstructing Boat Ramps 
5.0  Fees and Charges
6.0  Offences and breaches
Schedule 1 of Part 9: System of fees and charges