Auck­land Do­main liquor bans

Auckland City Harbour News - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK - CATRIN OWEN

Auck­land Do­main is play­ing catch up with its liquor laws fol­low­ing an administrative er­ror.

It was re­vealed on July 12 that the Waitem­ata Lo­cal Board was left out of the Auck­land Do­main liquor ban re­view in Oc­to­ber 2015.

Auck­land Coun­cil re­viewed 1630 ar­eas where al­co­hol is banned due to a re­quire­ment of the Lo­cal Govern­ment Act, how­ever only 726 re­mained as they met with stricter na­tional cri- teria.

An administrative cor­rec­tion was made on July 12 at the Waitem­ata Lo­cal Board meet­ing to ap­prove the bans within the Auck­land Do­main as it was kept out of the wider re­view.

Coun­cil­lor Calum Pen­rose, chair of the Reg­u­la­tory and By­laws Com­mit­tee, said in Oc­to­ber 2015 that al­co­hol bans were put in place to keep pub­lic places safe and to dis­cour­age peo­ple from drink­ing al­co­hol in open ar­eas and be­ing dis­rup­tive.

The liquor bans re­main mostly the same within the Do­main which in­clude the park, sports fields, car park and roads from 10pm till 7am dur­ing day­light sav­ings and 7pm till 7am out­side day­light sav­ings.

Another ban for the Christ­mas in the Park event is in place from 4pm Fri­day be­fore the event to 8am the fol­low­ing Monday in case of con­tin­gency or bad weather.

Drink­ing in any al­co­hol ban area is a breach of the by­law and may in­cur a fine of $250.

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