Following consultation with Mayors, emergency services and other key agencies, it has been determined that the State of Emergency is no longer required.As at 12:00pm the State of Emergency has been terminated and shifted to a Notice of Transition.This notice of transition affects the Tasman District...

Cyclone Gita Update 008 -State of Emergency moves to Notice of Transition

Cyclone Gita Information - SH60 to open from Sunday pending final checks

News about limited, escorted access to SH60 over Takaka Hill from Sunday pending final checks.

Read the latest storm update

Common Property Questions

As a landowner, the law gives you the right to the ordinary use and enjoyment of your land.  The following information is to answer some more common questions regarding boundaries, fencing, trees and vegetation.


Read information about property boundaries.

Building Near the Boundary

Find out about how far new buildings must be setback from the property boundaries.


Information about property owners responsibilities for fencing.

Noise Issues

Information about noise issues and what the Council can do to help.

Trees and Vegetation

Information about the responsibilities of property owners for trees growing on their properties.

Keeping Chickens and Other Animals

Brief information about keeping chickens and other animals in residential areas.