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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.
Did you know that you are able to use the roadside for grazing of stock?
All you need to do is contact our friendly customer services team on 06 857 8060 and let them know:
The golden rules around this are:
Register now by phoning 06 857 8060 to ensure Council can incorporate this in their mowing schedule across the district.
For those travelling on our local roads, you may see an increase in the number of stock grazing on the roadside due to drought conditions, please ensure that you take care and watch your speed.
If you see stock out wandering on the road, not contained behind temporary fencing, please contact Council on 06 857 8060 (24 hour service) and one of our Animal Services and Compliance team will action.
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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