Animal Management team mainly works with dog related issues, but also with issues of wandering stock. Other Council teams may be able to help with other animal issues including pest control and animal removal.

Report a problem with pests, odour or insects

Alternatively, call 03 941 8999 (or 0800 800 169 for Banks Peninsula residents) for all incidents within Council-maintained areas.

For bee or wasp nests on private property or Council-leased property, contact either:

  • Christchurch Hobbyist Beekeepers' Club for advice and assistance. They may be able to help with nests and swarms. 03 313 9521
  • Or refer to Pest Controller in the Christchurch Yellow Pages.

The Council will not investigate complaints unless they are associated with specific premises.

If you have a complaint about a rooster crowing or chickens please contact us on 03 941 8999 so an Environmental Health Officer can investigate and discuss options available to you.

Please note that the Council does not impound poultry.

Rats or mice on private residential properties are the responsibility of the owner to control.

For rat problems in the business or central city, contact us on  03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 and an Environmental Health Officer will investigate.

The Council will not investigate complaints unless they are associated with specific premises.

Moving stock

If you want to move stock in the urban city area or key tourist routes in Banks Peninsula, call us first to discuss it on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

You can find the list of restricted roads in the Stock on Roads Bylaw 2017(external link) or by calling us on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

Impounding stock

If you observe stock wandering uncontrolled on a road or in a public area call us on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 so we can assist in containing or impounding the stock. Council will first try to contact the owners of the stock to contain them.

If you have lost or found stock please report the animals by phoning 03 941 8999.

Where the Council impound stock and this remains unclaimed, the Council will advertise through a public notice in a local newspaper that the stock is unclaimed and if not claimed will be sold at auction on a given date and time or otherwise disposed of.  Auctions are advertised at least a week prior to the auction.

Fees payable for the release of stock includes all costs incurred by the Council in the impounding of the stock (eg. trailer/truck hire) and the associated pound and seizure fees.