Mixed views in Ōpōtiki on wild horses

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 23 June 2021

A proposal to rein in horses roaming a small eastern Bay of Plenty town has some residents gee'd up.

Hoiho have been wandering freely in Ōpōtiki for years, but the council recently proposed stamping down on unwanted horseplay with a new bylaw.

Aside from posing a safety risk to motorists, the animals damage fences, stopbanks and gardens.

Reporter Jean Bell trotted into town to talk to locals.