Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


North Shore Proposes Liquor Ban Bylaw

Disorderly behaviour addressed by proposed liquor ban bylaw

North Shore City Council is proposing a bylaw banning alcohol in some public places to better control drunk and disorderly behaviour.

The council's works and environment committee decided today (April 6) to draft the bylaw after investigations revealed this was the most suitable way to deal with the problem.

Committee chairperson, Joel Cayford, says this would give the council greater control over alcohol consumption in public places by putting in place a ban where it was needed.

" We want to end the disorderly behaviour and criminal offending which is linked to drinking alcohol in North Shore City streets. "

The Local Government Act 2002 requires the council to put in place a procedure to address liquor control in public places. Previously the council could simply pass a resolution to put a liquor ban in place at any time.

" Better controls over drinking in public places make people feel safer visiting popular parts of the city, " Councillor Cayford says.

The Police, who would enforce the bylaw, and Alcohol Healthwatch have both expressed their support of the idea.

A draft bylaw will be put forward to the works and environment committee later in the year before going out for public consultation.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news