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


Get into it not out of it


Media release


14 December, 2007


Get into it not out of it “Slowing at a bar near you”


The get into it not out of it campaign is a collaborative effort involving Safe Waitakere, Police, ACC and the District Licensing Agencies from Waitakere, Rodney and North Shore City Councils.

The campaign is aimed at reducing intoxication in taverns and bars throughout Waitemata (North Shore / Rodney and Waitakere).

Approximately 40 bars have agreed to run the campaign within their establishments throughout the period early December to late January. All bars have been supplied with t’shirts, hats, (worn by staff) polo shirts, (worn by duty managers) bar mats and coasters and posters for display inside the premises.

The campaign will be supported by 300 radio ads during December and throughout the Christmas period.

The campaign was successfully run in Christchurch.

“It is an offence to serve intoxicated patrons or to let them remain on licensed premises," Safe Waitakere Alcohol Issues project manager Roy Hunt says.

"Licensees can be fined up to $10,000 and have their license suspended. We want to support our licensed premise staff that work at the coal face. They often have to deal with patrons who want to drink heavily and to the point of intoxication.

"The message is simple: Get into it, not out of it, enjoy the ‘whole night’ by moderating your drinking."

Police campaign representative Senior Sergeant Sharon Stephens says the Police fully support the campaign.

"Many of the offences we deal with involve people who have consumed excessive amounts and alcohol becomes the aggravator, this campaign message is all about enjoying yourself by managing your drinking throughout the night," says Senior Sergeant Stephens.


                        Helpful tips to help you enjoy your night     


·        Have something to eat to help absorb the alcohol, (Licensed premises are required by law to have food available at all times they are open for the sale of liquor. This must be more substantial than potato chips and peanuts).

·        Have regular glasses of water throughout the night. (Alcohol is a diuretic ie causes dehydration and is the primary cause of “hangovers” the following day.)

·        Organise to have a sober driver or an alternative transport option to get you home.

·        Drink in moderation and enjoy the whole night.

·        Keep yourself safe. Never leave your drink unattended




© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news