I thought it might be interesting to familiarise myself with Tauranga City Councils bylaws.
But first, what is a Bylaw?
“The Council’s Bylaws are special laws that apply in the Tauranga area only. The bylaws help the Council make sure the city runs smoothly. Examples of activities controlled under existing bylaws include dog ownership and liquor free zones in public places.”
Second, what is their purpose?
- to protect the public from nuisance
- to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety
- to minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places
- if specifically required by legislation