Liquor ban areas

It is an offence to consume or carry opened alcohol in an alcohol ban area. This does not apply to:

  • Private property in the liquor ban area.
  • Liquor being carried in un-opened containers from an off-license and/or a supermarket.
  • Liquor being carried in un-opened containers through the liquor ban area.
  • To areas and private property outside the liquor ban area.

Where do these rules come from?

The rules for this enforcem ent are outlined in the Waitaki Liquor Ban Bylaw 2009 (PDF, 943.1KB) .

The purpose of the bylaw is to protect the community and improve safety. The Police have powers to enforce the bylaw, which include powers of arrest and search. 

Any breach of the Waitaki Liquor Ban Bylaw 2009 (PD F, 943.1KB) is an offence under the Local Government Act 2002.   Any person who breaches the bylaw may be liable on summary conviction to a fine.

Liquor ban  areas

There are currently three areas in the District that have enforced liquor bans.  All prohibited areas are shown as shaded in red on maps.

Otemata liquor ban map.Otematata

The liquor ban hours for Otematata are from Labour weekend (9pm Friday 19 October 2018) until Queen's Birthday weekend (6am Monday 3 June 2019).

The liquor ban area shown on the map extends to the southern boundary of the town, the boundaries of the Otematata Golf Course, the 80km speed limit signs to the east and west of Otematata and on Loch Laird Road.


 

Omarama liquor ban map.Omarama

The liquor ban hours for  Omarama are from Labour weekend (9pm Friday 19 October 2018) until Queen's Birthday weekend (6am Monday 3 June 2019).

The liquor ban area shown on the map covers the township of Omarama within the100km speed limit signs.


 


 

Oamaru liquor ban map.

Oamaru

Oamaru has a liquor ban that covers most of the business district 24 hours a day, seven days a week .


 

Page reviewed: 24 Sep 2018 2:35pm