Posted by Colin Hewens
Hello all Puketoki lovers and users
There seems to be some confusion in the community around the status of the Puketoki Scenic Reserve with regards to dogs. We have been informed that someone has been removing the “dogs on leash” signs ( I wonder if it was a dog owner?) and there is now a current service request to replace them. So could I ask you please to clarify through your network for the sake of residents, that the reserve is a “Dogs on leash” area.
Dog owners should also be aware that the local care group is using poisons in a controlled and approved manner, and dogs off the leash running through the bush are being placed at risk by their owners. (Note; Poisons are not broadcast in the open)
All residents and dog owners should be aware that the reason there are so many ground frequenting birds such as Robins, in this particular reserve, is because of the hard work of their neighbours. Uncontrolled dogs DO pose a risk to these birds, lizards, and fledglings of all species.
If people want confirmation of that dog status they are welcome to check it on our website on Page 17 of the Dog Control Bylaw 2016
If the link below doesn’t work (as sometimes happens) then they can go to
WBOPDC council website/ Our services / A – Z services / bylaws
Community Development Team
DD 07 579 6508 • M 027 2730235
Barkes Corner, Greerton, Tauranga
Private Bag 12803, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143