Rhythm & Vines and BW festivals
Rhythm & Vines and BW festivals
23 December 2011
Police are warning fake IDs won't
get a look in at this year's Rhythm & Vines and BW festivals
Anyone who presents false driver's
licences or any other false forms of identification won't be
allowed through the gates, they say. And you could end up
being prosecuted for your efforts.
Police and event
organisers have noticed an increase in the number of
under-age people trying to get into the R18 events in recent
years. Those trying to dupe their way into the festival
will be turned around at the gates and sent home.
Sergeant Maui Aben of Gisborne Police said festival-goers
were required to present ID at the gate to gain entry into
the festivals. Security staff and police would be keeping a
close eye on IDs being presented.
"Each year there is an
increasing number of youngsters trying to get in to the
festivals with either borrowed or counterfeit ID. This
year, IDs will be under the microscope and if we find anyone
trying to use anything false, they won't be allowed entry
and are likely to be prosecuted," Mr Aben said.
to use fake IDs were pointless and costly. Mr Aben said it
was nonsensical to risk losing money - those turned away at
the gate for using false ID would not get a ticket refund.
"These types of events are R18 for a reason - there will
be alcohol for sale and it is illegal for anyone under-age
to consume alcohol in a public place. Use your common sense
and don't risk being prosecuted for something stupid." Mr
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