Matakana Volunteer Fire Brigade - urgent call for volunteers We really need your support to be able to provide the community with staff on the firetruck or first response medical vehicle for emergency call outs. Imagine having no local emergency responders in Matakana, Point Wells, Tawharanui and Omaha because we have no volunteers to crew the trucks.
Dog Management Policy and Bylaw Review Council Adopts changes to Dog Management Policy and Bylaw Thursday 1 August 2019 Tēnā koe, Thank you for providing your feedback on the proposed changes to our Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw during the consultation period of 1 April to 10 May 2019. We received more than 8000 submissions during the consultation period. This feedback came via the online form, post and in person at several Have your say events held across the region. At their meeting on Thursday 25 July 2019, the Governing Body decided to adopt the proposed changes to the policy and bylaw. The new Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw will come into effect from 1 November 2019. What are the key changes?removing duplications from the bylaw, simplifying future amendments to local dog access rulesreorganising Schedule 2 (list of local dog access rules)requiring dog owners to obtain a multiple dog ownership licence for more than two dogs in areas zoned as urban under the Unitary Planapplying a standard time and season definition of 10am to 5pm from 1 December to 1 March (in places where there is already a time and season rule)extending our ability to protect vulnerable native plantlife from dogencouraging responsible dog ownership for owners with dogs classified as menacing because of their behaviourapplying a standard lambing season rule in regional parks with stockamending dog access rules at Glenfern Sanctuary, Muriwai, Long Bay and Whatipū to protect wildlife. For more information read the hearing documents from the public deliberations meetings - including a summary of the feedback read the agenda and minutes of the Governing Body meeting on 25 July 2019 read the Our Auckland article for more information on the changes. The new Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw will come into effect from 1 November 2019. Read the current Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw. Thank you once again for your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact us. Kind regards Dog Management Policy and Bylaw Review Team
Drawing of Signalized Crossing Matakana Road July 19