New Parks and Reserves Bylaw for Whakatane

The Whakatane District Council is cracking down on the dumping of rubbish on its parks and reserves.

The council has just adopted a new Parks and Reserves Bylaw following public submissions in October and November.

The bylaw came into force at the start of the week.

The council's Manager of Strategy and Community Development, Cashy Ball says dumping of domestic rubbish is one of the key issues dealt with.

Emma Griffiths