Covid-19 Alert Level 4. STAY AT HOME. SAVE LIVES!

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.

For everything you need to know and updates visit Unite against COVID-19

A dedicated welfare helpline to assist with local access to household goods and services such as food, water, clothing and bedding is now available. Freephone 0800 725 678 - 7am until 7pm, seven days a week. This service is for people not able to make arrangements through their own support networks.

Essential services will continue. Latest District-wide information available at Covid-19 Information.


Cats - Domestics and Strays

The Council’s Animal Control Bylaw stipulates that there be no more than 3 adult cats per property, but does not give Council the ability to remove cats from properties, if a person fails to comply with the bylaw, the only option Council has is to go to the court to get the cats removed by the SPCA. You can view the bylaw here:

Council has cat traps available for use but takes no responsibility for any disposal of what is trapped. To request the use of a cat trap please contact customer services

Lost or found a cat? Go to this site