New Plymouth District Council clauses relating to horses in public places.
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Horse Related Bylaws
Rules concerning beaches
The Council may by resolution specify (and detail as an appendix to the bylaw) any beach or part of a beach, and the days and times during which horses are prohibited on beaches in the district.
The Council may by resolution subsequently amend or revoke any resolution made under clause 27.1.
No person may allow a horse to be on any part of a beach, unless prohibited under 27.1, unless:
a) The person complies with the times and dates specified in that resolution; or
b) That person has obtained the prior approval of an authorised officer, such approval being subject to any
terms and conditions which the authorised officer thinks fit and any requirements of the Taranaki
Regional Council; or
c) That person is leading the horse through the beach for the sole purpose of gaining access to another beach where horses are permitted.
Appendix 1 - Beach areas where horses are restricted
This appendix is for information purposes only. This appendix is not part of the New
Plymouth District Council Bylaw 2008
As resolved on 4 July 2013 under clause 27.1 of the New Plymouth District Council Public Places Bylaw
2008 (amended 2013), horses are not permitted on the following beaches, at the times specified below:
a) Ngamotu Beach (includes the reserve, beach and playground area) at all times.
b) East End Beach to Fitzroy Beach (including the foreshore and beach area located between the Te
Henui River mouth to the west and the Waiwakaiho River mouth to the east) from 9.00am to 6.00pm daily
during the period daylight saving for New Zealand is in force.
c) Oakura Beach (including the foreshore and beach area located between the Ahu Ahu Road West of
the Oakura Motor Camp to the west, and the Oakura River mouth to the east) from 9.00am to 6.00pm
daily during the period daylight saving for New Zealand is in force
General horse related restrictions
No person, being the owner or having the care, custody or control of any animal, may:
Cause or allow any animal, except for any cats or dogs, to be led, ridden, or driven upon, across, or along any footpath grass verge, berm or flower bed laid out on any public place except in an area which has been designated by official Council signage (if any).
30.3 Any person permitted to drive or ride any animal within any public place under clause 31.1(c) must not do so in such a manner so as to:
Prohibited activities – animals
31.1 No person, being the owner or having the care, custody or control of any animal:
New Poo Bylaws
Shall fail to remove defecations from a horse on any public place within a reasonable time being no longer than 2 hours after the defecation has taken place.
f) Shall fail to immediately remove defecations from a horse in any public place if it is around or near the vehicle it was transported in.
g) Clauses 31.1(d) and (e) do not apply to defecations deposited at a composting site in a public place that has been approved by an authorised officer.