Pub crawl businesses will have to be permitted from next month.
Nine of Queenstown’s 10 councillors voted in favour of imposing the regulation. Only councillor Simon Stamers-Smith voted against changes to the Activities in Public Places bylaw, formally the nuisance bylaw.
Regulatory manager Lee Webster urged councillors to accept the recommendation, while bar crawl supporters spoke against it. Changes to the bylaw take effect from November 30 with a review scheduled in 12 months.