Southland District Dog Control Review

Southland District Council is reviewing its Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy and is consulting on a draft policy and bylaw that provide a new direction for Dog Control in the District.

Council wants to know what you think. The policy and bylaw are the legal documents that Council uses for the control of dogs, such as the promotion of responsible dog ownership, making local dog control laws, and deciding how dog registration fees will be set.
Council believes serious dog attacks are totally unacceptable, and that the public expects to be safe from dogs in public places and at home, and not be affected by nuisances from dogs. The District has about one reported dog attack a week, most being attacks on other dogs and animals.

Council is aware that residents are particularly concerned about wandering dogs and irresponsible owners. This review is taking the opportunity to make changes to policy and bylaw to reflect the expectations of residents.

View the Statement of Proposal [PDF, 282 KB]

Download a copy of the proposed bylaw [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Download a copy of the proposed policy [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Make a submission to council


Southland District Dog Control Review

Anzac Poppies

Southland District Anzac Day Services

One hundred years ago our brave Southland soldiers left their homes to join the Great War. Many never returned. Every Anzac Day they are recognised but 2015 marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. Services are being organised around the country by the Returned Services Association and other organisations. Council has compiled the following list of services being held in our District for your information.


9am - Athol Memorial Hall


9.50am - Parade leaves from the sports ground gates. The service is at 10am at the hall, followed by a wreath-laying 

Colac Bay

8.45am - Service at the war memorial 


10am - Dipton Memorial Hall 


9am - Service at the war memorial 


1.30pm - at Garston School on Thursday April 23

Gorge Road

9am – Service at the war memorial

Lorneville RSA

10am - Service at Makarewa Country Club, followed by morning tea at the Wallacetown Fire Brigade 


7am - Service at the Lumsden Memorial Hall


6.45am - Gather at the Senior Citizens Rooms. The procession will march to the memorial gates for the dawn service at 7am


10am - The service begins at the Nightcaps Town Hall, followed by laying of wreaths at the memorial in Dr Woods Memorial Park


7am - Dawn service and parade at the Orawia cenotaph 


9am – Service at the memorial gates on Bolton St 


7am - Service at war memorial 

Pine Bush

9.30am - A wreath-laying will be held at the new memorial on the corner of Oliver Rd


10am – Service begins at the community centre, followed by a march to the cenotaph



7am - Dawn service parade leaves from the RSA at 7am and goes to the Troopers Memorial.

10.15am - A second parade leaves from the RSA and will go to the Troopers Memorial as well as the memorial across the bridge

Ryal Bush 

11.30am - The 'Blood of Heroes – The Seed of Freedom' commemoration and service will be held at the war memorial

Seaward Downs

11am - Service at the war memorial

Stewart Island

7am - Parade at the waterfront

Te Anau


7am – Service at Te Anau Club

10.40am - Assemble at Paper Plus for kapa haka and parade to the cenotaph. The service will begin at 11am


8.45am  - The parade leaves the fire station and goes to the WWI and WWII memorials before returning to the fire station 


9.30am – Service at the Tokanui memorial hall


7am - Dawn service and parade at the Orawia cenotaph

10am - Service and parade at the Tuatapere RSA Memorial Hall


11am - Service at the war memorial 


10am - Service at the community centre, followed by a parade to the cenotaph


10am – Service at the war memorial


12pm - Service at the war memorial


7am - Service at Anzac Oval. If you want to register a wreath please be there by 6.45am. 


8.30am – Service at the monument


7.45am - Assemble at the Town Square for the parade to the war memorial. The service begins at 8am

*Please note the above has been gathered for your information. Council has not organised these services and has listed the services we were able to find. If we have missed a service you think should be included, please contact us. For further information about the services above please contact your local RSA*

Southland District Anzac Day Services


Repairs & works in Southland District

Southland District Council is responsible for public water and waste infrastructure in the Southland District.

This means Council will be required to undertake repairs and maintenance work from time to time. View emergency & planned works here

Council is also responsible for managing nearly 5000km of roads throughout Southland. This means road works to repair and maintain our roads. View current road works & closures here



Repairs & works in Southland District


Southland District Libraries

Council has eight main libraries and a mobile book bus, and membership is free to all Southland District residents.

You can borrow a book several different ways:

Southland District libraries have material in a variety of formats, including large print, audio, dvd, e-books and e-audiobooks.  Most items are loaned free of charge although a small charge is placed on services such as reserves and interloans, and to borrow dvds.

Our branches offer free wi-fi access and computer use.

As a member of Southland District Libraries you may download e-books and e-audiobooks at no charge (external link)

Southland District Libraries