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Liquor Ban Areas

It is prohibited to consume alcohol in public areas in any of the Liquor Ban areas. Members of the public are still able to transport or carry containers of alcohol through the area (for example from a bottle store to their car) but not allowed to drink, hold or store liquor in any liquor ban area.

The Liquor Control bylaw is enforced by the police who have authority to search, detain and request details.

The liquor ban applies as follows:

WAIROA (24 hours per day 365 days of the year) bounded by:

  • Marine Parade from Murrae Street to King Street.
  • Queen Street from Murrae Street to King Street.
  • Riverbank from Murrae Street to King Street and all associated alleyways and car parks.

MAHIA (24 hours a day from December 20th to January 20th every year):

  • The whole of the Mahia Peninsula and surrounding area encompassed within the coastline from Nuhaka to Paritu.

Contact

For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309

info@wairoadc.govt.nz

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