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Week 1 begins Monday 15 July 2019

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.  When reviewing our bylaws, we’ve tried to simplify them. You’ll see below there are some that have been split into topic. We still have some of the old, consolidated bylaw in operation. Please bear with us as we review these and split them out into standalone bylaws.

Decisions on our recently adopted bylaws, and bylaw proposals currently open for feedback are available on our feedback site - We Need To Talk

Our standalone bylaws


Alcohol in Public Places

Effective from 9 November 2017

The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate the consumption or possession of alcohol in specified public places, and for specified days, times and events.

Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2017 [PDF, 1.3 MB] Adobe PDF document


Effective from 1 July 2019

Our cemeteries bylaw includes rules for using cemeteries that we own or are responsible for, and includes Services Cemeteries.

Cemeteries Bylaw [PDF, 400 KB] Adobe PDF document

Dog Control

Effective from 1 August 2016

Our dog control bylaw promotes the control of dogs in public places and on private property to minimise danger, distress, or nuisance caused by the keeping of dogs to the public. It should be read in conjunction with the Hauraki District Council Dog Control Policy.

Dog Control Bylaw 2016 [PDF, 1.4 MB] Adobe PDF document

Food Grading

Effective from 1 July 2019

Our food grading bylaw is to protect and promote public health by requiring food businesses registered with us that operate subject to a Food Control Plan to display a food grading certificate for public information. It contains our criteria for grading food businesses.

Food Grading Bylaw 2019 [PDF, 461 KB] Adobe PDF document

Freedom Camping

Effective from 1 December 2013

Our freedom camping bylaw encourages responsible freedom camping in our district by stating rules for camping in public places. This is to protect areas and the health and safety of people who visit the area.

Freedom Camping Bylaw 2013 [PDF, 1010 KB] Adobe PDF document


Effective from 1 July 2019

Our nuisance bylaw contains rules for using our public places and carrying out certain activities on private land, including the keeping of animals and bees.

Nuisance Bylaw 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB]  Adobe PDF document

Wharves and Boat Ramps

Effective from 1 July 2019

The purpose of this bylaw is to provide for the management of the wharf facilities that are provided by, owned or controlled by the Council.

Wharves and Boat Ramps Bylaw 2019 [PDF, 354 KB] Adobe PDF document


HDC Consolidated Bylaw

Our Consolidated Bylaw

You can read our various bylaws below.

Part 1 (Introduction)
Part 2 (Land Transport)
Part 4 (Trade waste and Waste water)
Part 5 (Water Supply)
Part 7 (Land Drainage)
Part 8 (Solid Waste)

Kaiaua residents should also refer to the Franklin Bylaws.

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 areas - 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 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 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