You can’t choose your in-laws, but you can have a say on your bylaws.
Local government bylaws are rules that local councils make in consultation with their communities to help make their place a safe and healthy place to live. They cover things of local interest like keeping animals in towns, using vehicles on beaches, or the number of cemetery plots a person can purchase the right of burial for.
Proposing changes to our bylaws
At the moment we are proposing some changes to our Hauraki District bylaws, and we want to know what you think.
Proposed changes include improvements to the way food businesses are graded, relaxing the rules about using wharves and boat ramps, new rules about keeping pigs and bees in town, and more clarity about the Council’s ability to remove tributes that are making it difficult to keep cemeteries tidy and well maintained.
Full details of these proposed changes and the bylaws under review are available on our Council website https://weneedtotalk.hauraki-dc.govt.nz or call into any of our service centres or libraries.
Cuppa-with-a-Councillor drop in sessions are being held for those who want to chew the fat and have a chat about any issues in their patch, in person.
Drop-in session dates and times:
Paeroa Library Reading Room: Saturday 6 April 2019, 9am – 10am
Ngatea Service Centre: Friday 12 April 2019, 10am – 11am
Waihi Service Centre Meeting Room: Wednesday 17 April 2019, 11am – 12pm
Whiritoa Community Hall: Thursday 18 April 2019, 2pm -3pm