Alcohol ban areas
It's an offence to consume or carry opened alcohol in a alcohol ban area.
This means you can only drink alcohol in a building, licensed premises or on your own property. Police have powers to search, seize and arrest (the maximum fine is $250).
Our city centre is a permanent alcohol free zone.
That's the area bounded by and inclusive of Roebuck Road, Taruheru River (southern bank), Turanganui River (western bank) and Waikanae Creek (northern bank) at all times.
Temporary alcohol ban areas during R&V
- 6am Tuesday 27 December - 8am Sunday 1 January - Gray's Bush area
- 8am Tuesday 27 December - 6pm Sunday 1 January - Midway Beach area
Grays Bush reserve and car park; Waimata Valley Road including the look out; Back Ormond Road from Glenelg Road to Waihirere Domain Road, Harper Road to Tucker Road. As shown on the map.
Midway Beach - the area between Beacon Street, Awapuni Road, Lytton Road and Centennial Marine Drive to the 'green light'. As shown on the map.
The area includes Amiria Avenue, Barry Avenue, Burdett Place, College Road (north and south), Hekiera Road, Holland Place, Kararaina Avenue, Manutahi Drive, Ngawati Street, Racecourse Road from Waiomatatini Road to Bowling Green Road, Te Huinga Avenue, Tuparoa Road from Waiomatatini Road to McClutchie Road, Waiomatatini Road from Mangaharei Road to Fire Station Road, and all public places adjoining these roads including Ruatoria hotel car park and all council reserves. The alcohol ban applies from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays.
The area including former Airstrip (part), Moana Parade (middle), Rata Street and Rimu Streets (lower ends), Totara/Paikea Streets in vicinity of Matakaoa RSA for the period from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays.
The area including Cook Street (from Uawa River Bridge to Forster Street), Solander Street (from Endeavour Street to Gore Street), Cook Street Reserve and Skateboard Park, Monkhouse Street (from Resolution Street to the Parkinson Street drain) for the period from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays.
Bylaw - Alcohol Control Bylaw