Be aware of the local rules before you pull out the brewskis.
Ngaruawahia, Taupiri, Huntly, Te Kauwhata, Meremere and Raglan all have a permanent liquor ban in their central business district.
In Raglan this is extended to a large surrounding area each year from 23 December to 6 January.
In Tuakau, the CBD has a ban between 7pm and 7am daily.
There’s also permanent bans in place at Sunset Beach, and Auckland Council has a permanent ban in place at Karioitahi Beach. Many of our reserves also have bans during night time hours.
What this means for you: If the location is within a liquor ban area then you’re not allowed alcohol – to drink it or to take it in to the area. However, if you’re of a legal age to drink, you can drink alcohol on licensed premises or associated al fresco dining areas. You can also purchase alcohol to take home as long as the container remains unopened.
Every person who is alleged to have committed a breach of the Liquor Control Bylaw may be served an infringement notice of $250.