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07/12/2018 4:15pm

You can’t choose your in-laws, but you can have a say on your bylaws.

Local government bylaws are rules made by local communities to regulate themselves, as allowed by central government.

They cover things of local interest like the keeping of animals in towns, the use of vehicles on beaches, or the number of cemetery plots a person can purchase the right of burial for.

Tell us what you think

We are reviewing some of our bylaws and we want to know what you think.

Should people be allowed to keep a pig or bees on their property in town? What would happen if skateboard riding was allowed on the main streets of our towns? Is there any demand for eco-burials at our cemeteries? (Where the body is free from any chemical treatment or preparation.) Would it be a good idea to let people tie their boats to Council jetties and wharves without asking permission during daylight hours?

We are encouraging people to have a say on these and other rules by taking part in one or more of three quick online surveys.

The surveys are now open for community feedback from Friday 7 December to 5:00pm Monday 24 December 2018.


We need to talk about our

Cemeteries bylaw

Complete the online survey ›


Until 5pm Monday, 24 December

We need to talk about our

Public places and keeping of animals bylaw

Complete the online survey ›


Until 5pm Monday, 24 December

We need to talk about our

Wharves bylaw

Complete the online survey ›


Until 5pm Monday, 24 December