May 19, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Dogs Online a first for Rotorua

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From this week Rotorua residents can, for the first time, renew annual dog registrations, apply to register new dogs, pay registration fees, update dog and owner details and request new dog tags – all at the click of a mouse.

Dogs Online is a new e-facility developed over recent months by Rotorua District Council (RDC) as a joint venture partnership with Hamilton City Council, and launched today.

Rotoruas Dogs Online services can be accessedon the council website

RDC Corporate & Customer Services group manager Jean-Paul Gaston says it is the first comprehensive online dog registration anddog information management site of its kind in the country.

Dog owners are able to pay their fees by credit or debit card, and soon well add a direct account-to-account bank transfer payment option as well, he said.

“Rotorua has around 10,000 dogs and if the new online facility proves as popular as we anticipate, we can expect a substantial reduction in foot traffic and fewer delays at our Customer Centre over peak dog registration periods.

“Ultimately this will produce considerable savings in time and costs for the council and for our customers as well; so it’s a real win-win situation. It also means registrations can be processed and owner details updated 24/7, from the comfort of home. We see this as further development in providing our customers with super service.”

To encourage Rotorua dog owners to renew their annual dog registrations online, RotoruaDistrictCouncil is putting up for grabs a prize draw of a dog kennel and other doggie goodies for people whorenew theirdog registration at Dogs Online before the officialdeadline of 30 June.

More information about Dogs Online is on the Rotorua District Council website


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