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08/04/2016 12:00am

Public Notice

Liquor Ban 2016

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Hauraki District Council Consolidated Bylaw that the consumption of alcoholic liquor, the bringing of liquor or of empty liquor containers and the possession of liquor or empty liquor containers in the public places identified below is hereby prohibited during the periods identified below.


All public places including roads, beaches and reserves are included in the prohibition for the ANZAC Weekend Public Holiday.

Dates and Times – Whiritoa Liquor Ban

During the ANZAC Weekend Public Holiday being from 4.00pm Friday 22 April 2016 to 4.00am Tuesday 26 April 2016.


That the consumption and bringing into and possession of liquor in all public places including, roads and reserves are prohibited at all times within areas of the townships listed below:

  • Within the 50 kilometre speed limit areas of Waihi township, and
  • Within the 70 kilometre speed limit of Parry Palm Avenue, east of the Margaret Street/Kensington Road intersection to the 50 kph speed limit sign east of the Martin Road/Baber Street intersection.
Paeroa and Ngatea
  • Within the 50 kilometre speed limit areas of the Paeroa and Ngatea townships.

Any person who commits an offence against the prohibition may be convicted and fined up  to $20,000.


The Hauraki District Council Consolidated Bylaw authorises any member of the New Zealand Police to act under sections 169 and 170 of the Local Government Act 2002, including the exercise of the power under section 170(2) to immediately and without further notice search a container or vehicle.

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