Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw 2021
Kāpiti Coast District Council advises the Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw 2021 will come into effect on 1 January 2022.
The Bylaw helps manage the keeping of animals, bees and poultry throughout Kāpiti to ensure they do not create a nuisance or become a threat to public health and safety. It covers a range of activities, including animals (excluding dogs), as well as poultry, roosters and “stock”.
The Bylaw has been amended to improve clarity and strengthen safety and nuisance rules.
Amendments include requiring all non-urban apiaries to be placed 10m or more from public places, unless an exemption license has been granted by Council; requiring a license to keep a peacock in an urban area; and requiring poultry coops and runs to meet standards set out in the Layer Hens Code of Welfare under the Animal Welfare Act.
The Bylaw and updated application forms are available at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/animal-management.