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Liquor BanNgā wāhi e rāhuitia ana te waipiro

It is prohibited to consume alcohol in public areas in any of the Liquor Ban areas. Members of the public are still able to transport or carry containers of alcohol through the area (for example from a bottle store to their car) but not allowed to drink, hold or store liquor in any liquor ban area.

The Liquor Control bylaw is enforced by the police who have authority to search, detain and request details.

Schedule 5: Designation of Specified Public Places Generally Restricted for the Possession or Consumption of Liquor

  1. Any place or part of a place that is under the control of the Council, which is open to or used by the public, whether or not a charge for admission applies, and any road within the area bounded by and inclusive of:
    1. Wairoa (as shown in map) - bounded by:
      1. Marine Parade from Murrae Street to King Street
      2. Queen Street from Murrae Street to King Street
      3. Wairoa River (Riverbank) from Murrae Street to King Street
      4. SH2 from Mahia Avenue (SH38) to 57m south of the intersection with Lucknow Street, including the Wairoa Bridge
      5. River Parade from Carroll Street to Bridge Street (SH2)
      6. Carroll Street from River Parade to Mahia Avenue SH38
      7. Mahia Avenue (SH38) from Carroll Street to Bridge Street (SH2)
      8. and all associated alleys and carparks.
    2. Mahia (as shown in map)
      1. The whole of the Mahia Peninsula and surrounding area encompassed within the coastline from Nuhaka to Paritu.
  2. The times this schedule would be in place are:
    1. Wairoa - 24 hours per day 365 days of the year
    2. Mahia - 24 hours a day from December 20th to January 20th every year.

Liquor ban areas

Wairoa liquor ban map (GIS view)

Wairoa liquor ban map (satellite view)


For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309
97-103 Queen Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160


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