There are several alcohol bans in place in the Hauraki District where people cannot consume or possess alcohol in public places. The bans do not apply to unopened containers of alcohol.
There are permanent alcohol bans in place in the following locations:
- Within the 50 kilometre speed limit areas of Paeroa.
- Within the 50 kilometre speed limit areas of Ngatea.
- Within the 50 kilometre speed limit areas of Waihi and the 70 and 100 kilometre speed limit areas of Parry Palm Avenue (from dean Crescent toward the town centre)
- Dickey Flat campground, Waitawheta (campground is administered by the Department of Conservation).
There is also a seasonal alcohol ban in place at Whiritoa over the Christmas/New Year period and long weekends.
Maps are available at the bottom of this page.
Alcohol Ban Dispensation
Dispensation to an alcohol ban can be sought from the Council for specific events where people may want to provide alcohol, e.g. for a wedding ceremony. If a special alcohol licence has been issued for the sale of alcohol at an event, then dispensation to the Bylaw is automatically given and a further application for dispensation is not required.
View more about Alcohol Ban Dispensation
Alcohol Control Bylaw
Maps of the alcohol ban areas are indicative only. (Click on an image to open a larger view in PDF)