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Regional and District Council Animal Control Units throughout New Zealand operate a 24 hour, 7 days a week service and respond to almost anything associated with the control of animals, livestock and bees.
The keeping of animals, stock or bees does not generally create a problem. The majority of owners are responsible and ensure that their animals do not create a nuisance to other people.
In some situations however, the presence of animals or bees can cause issues to others. The nuisance is usually the result of how animals are kept, their behaviour, the conditions or locations in which they are being cared for, or as a direct result of the animal being brought into a public place. The nature of the problem can vary between urban and rural areas.