Auckland Domain liquor bans
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.