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Offensive TradesNgā tauhokohoko maniheko

Certain trades require registration with Council as an Offensive Trade. This page lists those trades.

Offensive Trades

If you intend doing any of the following activities you must be registered with the Council as an Offensive Trade:

  • Refuse Collection
  • Bone Crushing or Boiling
  • Tallow Melting
  • Tanning
  • Fish Processing
  • Blood or Offal, Bone, Hide, Hoof or Skin Treating
  • Used Bottle collection or storage
  • Flax Pulping
  • Septic Tank Desludging
  • Dag Crushing
  • Fellmongering
  • Wool Scouring
  • Animal Slaughter for other than human consumption
  • Textile Manufacturing

These are all operations that require an Offensive Trade Licence under Schedule 3 of the Health Act 1956. An Environment Health Officer (EHO) can help you with this. There will be different requirements for different operations.

Before applying for registration you will be required to submit to the Council your business plan. You will need to contact the Hawke's Bay Regional Council.

Registration is renewed each year from 1st August or if the business changes hands.


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