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All dogs must be on a lead in public urban areas, except in specified locations listed below. You can find a detailed description of the on-lead/off-lead areas in the Consolidated Bylaw Document. You can also use the searchable map at bottom of the page.
Dogs are not permitted on sports fields or public playgrounds, at Hastings libraries and public swimming pools, or on Rangaiika Beach (between Ocean Beach and Cape Kidnappers) either on lead or off-lead.
You must pick up your dog's droppings whether you are in an on-lead or an off-lead area. It is illegal to allow your dog to foul in public places without removing the droppings and disposing in a hygienic manner.
In dog off-lead areas a leash must be carried by the dog walker, and the dog be under the control of the walker at all times.
You can view the legend on the top right hand of the map and use your mouse to zoom in/out, pan and scroll buttons
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