Our Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw regulates the consumption or possession of alcohol in specified public places, for specified days, times and events. It contains rules around:
- Locations and times where alcohol is banned, including maps of those areas
- Temporary alcohol bans
- How you get dispensation from an alcohol ban
- The enforcement of the bylaw being the NZ Police
Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2017 [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Permanent Alcohol Ban Locations
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.
The maps below show the alcohol ban areas and are indicative only. (Click on an image to open a larger view in PDF)
Alcohol Ban Dispensation
Dispensation to an alcohol ban can be sought from the Council for specific events where people may want to drink 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.
- Alcohol Ban Dispensation Application Form [PDF, 157 KB]