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.
The liquor ban applies as follows:
WAIROA (24 hours per day 365 days of the year) bounded by:
MAHIA (24 hours a day from December 20th to January 20th every year):
This map shows the locations of the liquor ban areas.
For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309
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