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The droving of stock (stock moving) throughout Central Hawke's Bay is governed by a Council bylaw. Read all about if you need a permit and the costs involved.
Farmers grazing the "Long Acre" on a temporary basis require Council permission. An application for Livestock Roadside Grazing is required and can be downloaded from the Documents and Forms page
If you are moving stock throughout Central Hawke's Bay, this is governed by a Council bylaw which you can view on the Documents and Forms Page
A person may move livestock along or across any road within the District of Council in the following situations:
If you are droving any stock on council roads for more than a single day you will require a droving permit. To apply for a droving permit phone Council on +64 6 8578060. Generally Council requires 48 hours notice to issue a permit.
When applying for a permit we will need the following details from you:
The permit will supply you with any additional safety information/details that may apply to your route, e.g. road works if known etc. It will also state any general requirements that the Animal Services and Compliance Team may impose on the drove.
People who own land and pay rates in Central Hawke's Bay will be issued a droving permit at no cost.
Residents of areas outside Central Hawke's Bay will be charged.
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