The Animal Nuisance Bylaw - Ture-ā-Rohe Kararehe Pōrearea 2019 aims to manage the effects of, or behaviours associated with the keeping of animals, including bees, pigs and poultry in the Thames-Coromandel District so that they do not create a nuisance or endanger the health of the public. Any person keeping, or permitting to be kept, bees, poultry and other animals as defined in the Animal Nuisance Bylaw on private land must always ensure that the animals: do not cause or are unlikely to cause a nuisance to any person; and are kept in conditions which are not offensive or injurious to public health and safety; and do not damage any property belonging to any other person. If you are looking at keeping an animal other than a dog please ensure you have checked the Animal Nuisance Bylaw. Dogs are controlled under the Dog Control Bylaw and Policy more information can be found here. Wasp Control No one wants to have hives of wasps on their property, so what can you do if you find a hive? Firstly, if you find a hive in one of our parks, reserves, playgrounds or buildings, please contact us immediately and we will arrange for it to be destroyed. If you find a hive on Department of Conservation land, you can contact them to arrange disposal. The Waikato Regional Council is responsible for pest management in our region. While they don't run eradication programmes for wasps, they can order someone to destroy hives if a complaint is made. If you find a hive and need advice, or you want to report a hive in your neighbourhood, contact the Waikato Regional Council. Being proactive about wasp control will help protect you and your family from wasp stings and attacks. The most successful way of reducing a local wasp population is to find and destroy all the nests. Find out more about how to control wasps, by visiting this page on the Waikato Regional Council's website.