41 days ago

Cats in Whangarei District to be desexed and microchipped

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Due to very popular demand over many years, our new rules for cats requiring them to be microchipped and desexed come into effect today. 🐈

Good for cats 😻✅
Good for critters! 🦎✅

Our Health and Bylaws Manager, Reiner Mussle, has been part of the team to put this together. “Desexing cats will cut down on unwanted litters and strays which prey on native birds and lizards to survive. Desexed cats are also less likely to roam and get injured fighting with other cats. Cats' microchips registered with Companion Animals New Zealand can be returned more easily if they get lost.”

We’ll be taking an educative approach to this issue rather than taking a hard line with enforcement. This means working with owners to encourage them to microchip, register and desex their cats, and connecting them with other community resources to do this if needed. It’s about encouraging responsible cat ownership.

During the recent review of our Animals Bylaw the public

told us they wanted greater controls for cats. We received over 1300 submissions about cats, with very strong support for cat microchipping and desexing 🙀

Read more on our new webpage for Responsible cat ownership .

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3 hours ago

Final reminder: Stand for Council NOW! Deadline 12pm 12 August.

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Nominations for Mayor and councillors close this Friday, 12 August, at 12pm.

Nomination papers are available on our website, from our Customer Service Centres or from the Electoral Officer.

Nomination papers must be dropped off at one of our Customer Services centres or lodged with the Electoral Officer, by noon Friday 12 August 2022.

1 day ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Jane Mander Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.

1 day ago

Did you start gardening in school?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

How many of you remember gardening in school? Hopefully, more students and teachers will be inspired by the great work being done at this amazing school.