Proposed Dog Bylaw 

Proposed Dog Bylaw
a new bylaw is just about to be ratified by our council. It seems to be a new radical approach to dog ownership. As you can imagine there is a big division between dog-owners, non-dog-owners, conservationists and I am sure Opua residents. This is why:

Schedule C – DOG EXERCISE AREAS Dogs may be exercised off-leash in the areas listed below and shown in Figure 2.
Kaitaia Empire Street. See map. Kaikohe Highway 12. See map.
Kerikeri Rolands Wood, Kerikeri Inlet Rd. Wiroa Road. See Map.
Opua Beechy Street
waterfront. See Map.
Rangiputa Rangiputa beach.
• • Dogs must be under control at all times.

Opua Beach is the only place for off-leash time in the Russell, Opua, Kawakawa, Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru Falls area. Mind-boggling? Where are all these dog owners going to park? Where are the dogs going to exercise at high tide? Who’s going to clean up all the dog waste?

Please come along to this event – we need to make sure our beach is not the only off-leash exercise place in the BOI

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