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crashes involving stock have highlighted the need for farmers and lifestyle
block holders to check and double-check their fences and gates.
across a cow or a horse on a road at any time can be a frightening and
potentially fatal experience for drivers and in the dark of night even more so.
Road Safety Co-ordinator Kathy Graham says there are on average around 15
reports to Council of wandering stock on the roads each month in the
Waimakariri district. These have ranged
from large mobs of sheep and cattle to individual cows or horses.
the roads can result in vehicle occupants being injured or worse, or the
animals are hurt or killed. Obviously
none of these outcomes are good.”
conditions can increase the likelihood of stock wandering – either through
being able to push through or over damaged fences and/or gates in search of better
further rain and snow in the forecast over the next few days we would like to
remind land-owners to check that their boundary fences are in good condition,
that electric fences have good pulse rates and gates are secure”, Kathy
“If you are
visiting friends or family on a farm or lifestyle block, please remember to
close gates behind you and secure them properly”.
If you see
stock unsecured on the road please contact the Council immediately on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) and if you
are able try and locate the owner of the stock at nearby properties.
To ensure traffic safety, minimise damage to
public land and help animal owners, Animal Control will remove animals from
public roads and areas.
Stock wandering onto privately-owned land can
be notified to Animal Control to allow them to be matched up with lost stock.
Stock wandering onto public land or roads may
be impounded. If impounded, the animal owner will be liable for impounding
fees, sustenance costs and any cartage. The Impounding Act 1955 is the
legislation covering impounded stock.
Stock owners are liable for any damage caused by
their stock wandering onto the road if the presence of the stock on the road is
caused by the owner's negligence.
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In the last five years in the Waimakariri
District there have been 16 reported crashes involving wandering stock,
including three crashes that resulted in serious injury. Nationally there have been 7 fatalities from
crashes involving wandering stock.