Have a say on al­co­hol rules

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

The com­mu­nity can have a say on a new al­co­hol con­trol by­law pro­posed for the Taupo¯ District.

The ex­ist­ing By­law ex­pires on De­cem­ber 18, and changes in leg­is­la­tion re­quire a re­view. Se­nior pol­icy ad­vi­sor Hi­lary Sa­muel said the new by­law was propos­ing re­moval or mod­i­fi­ca­tion of some ex­ist­ing al­co­hol pro­hi­bi­tion ar­eas. This in­cluded a re­duc­tion in size of the town cen­tre area cov­ered by the per­ma­nent week­end al­co­hol pro­hi­bi­tion, and new al­co­hol pro­hi­bi­tion ar­eas, in­clud­ing the main Lake Ter­race beach for New Year. Other changes in­clude Coun­cil mak­ing tem­po­rary al­co­hol pro­hi­bi­tions for large events. Mrs Sa­muel said the Coun­cil wanted com­mu­nity in­put about the pos­si­bil­ity of a per­ma­nent al­co­hol ban at tu­muheke Stream. Sub­mis­sions close on Novem­ber 2, with hear­ings on Novem­ber 19. For more in­for­ma­tion and to make a sub­mis­sion, go to www.taupo.govt.nz/ con­sul­ta­tion

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