a message from the council

With warmer weather and longer days, our beaches will be getting busier, so we’re switching to summer zones to make sure both humans and dogs can enjoy our beach space safely together.
From 1 December until the end of daylight saving, where and how your dogs are able to be on the beach changes. Make sure you know what the summer zones are, and follow the rules.
Want to know where your dog can still be off-lead? Check out the year-round off-lead zones on our website. 

See the Department of Conservation’s website for information about the Waikanae Scientific Reserve.

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