Coun­cil’s 100% pass rate

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Conversations -

Last Thurs­day lo­cal Feild­ing busi­nesses were sub­ject of an Al­co­hol Con­trolled Pur­chase Op­er­a­tion (ACPO). The re­sult was a 100% pass rate.

ACPO’s are de­signed to mon­i­tor and en­force sec­tions of the Sale and Sup­ply of Al­co­hol Act 2012 in­volv­ing:

• the sale and sup­ply of al­co­hol to

mi­nors and; • al­low­ing al­co­hol to be sold or

sup­plied to mi­nors. The op­er­a­tion was con­ducted with the as­sis­tance of two un­der 18 year old vol­un­teers who at­tempted to pur­chase al­co­hol un­der the di­rect su­per­vi­sion of Po­lice. The vol­un­teers looked younger than 18 and gave their ac­tual date of birth if they were asked to ver­ify their age.

16 li­cenced premises were vis­ited and passed. These premises in­cluded su­per­mar­kets, bot­tle stores, cafes, tav­erns and ho­tels.

Al­co­hol Li­cens­ing & Mon­i­tor­ing of­fi­cer Chris Wis­newski says it is fan­tas­tic to see that lo­cal premises are be­ing vig­i­lant, par­tic­u­larly at this time of the year.

“Coun­cil want to con­grat­u­late all li­censees and their staff who op­er­ate busi­nesses in Manawatū for their work in en­sur­ing they main­tain a 100% ACPO pass rate.”

The op­er­a­tion was run by Po­lice in part­ner­ship with the Manawatū Dis­trict Coun­cil Al­co­hol Li­cens­ing & Mon­i­tor­ing Of­fi­cer and Mid Cen­tral Health.

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