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

 


Have your say on District’s Liquor Control Bylaw

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: 8 Nov 2012


Have your say on District’s Liquor Control Bylaw

The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) has recently reviewed the District’s Liquor Control Bylaw and wants to know what you think about it by 10 December.

The proposed Bylaw identifies public areas where alcohol is banned and looks to extend or introduce new Liquor Ban Areas in a number of South Taranaki towns.

STDC group manager of environmental services, John McKenzie, says the Council has proposed changes to its existing Liquor Control Bylaw in response to requests from the Police and the Patea and Egmont Plains Community Boards.

“They were concerned that alcohol being drunk in public places has resulted in an increase in anti-social behaviour and vandalism in some parts of our townships,” says Mr McKenzie.

“We have made the changes they requested in our proposal and want to know what the wider community think before Council makes a final decision,” he says.

The main changes in the proposed Liquor Control Bylaw are;
- extending the streets included in the Hawera Liquor Ban Area.
- including McCallum Park, Beech Place Reserve and the Hawera BMX Track as Liquor Ban Areas.
- introduce a Liquor Ban Area to the Normanby Domain and Carpark.
- include Eltham Cemetery in the Liquor Ban Area.
- extend the Manaia Liquor Ban Area to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.
- extend the Opunake Liquor Ban Area to cover the whole town (excluding the Opunake Beach Holiday Park) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.
- introduce a Liquor Ban Area to cover the whole of Patea including Patea Beach, Patea Cemetery, public parks and reserves, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

Mr McKenzie says it’s important to understand that a Liquor Ban Area does not mean you are breaking the law if you are travelling through the area with unopened alcohol.

“You might have bought a bottle of wine and be driving home through a Liquor Ban Area – which is perfectly fine,” he says.

“The Police have the discretion to use the Liquor Ban Areas – not as a draconian measure but as a tool to nip anti-social behavior in the bud before it escalates.”

Mr McKenzie says New Zealander’s drinking habits and alcohol reform is currently a hot topic and urges all residents to look at the proposed Bylaw.

“This is your chance to let the Mayor and Councillors understand your views about the proposed Liquor Control Bylaw, so please take the time to have your say,” he says.

Full or Summary copies of the proposed Liquor Control Bylaw, with submission forms, are available from any LibraryPlus facility, the Council’s Administration Building in Albion Street or on the Council Website www.southtaranaki.com .

Public consultation runs from 9 November until 10 December 2012.


- ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

For The Birds: Gordon Campbell On The Budget

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. . More>>

Max Rashbrooke On The 2016 Budget

The best label for this year’s announcement by Bill English might be the ‘Bare Minimum Budget’. It does the bare minimum to defuse potential political damage in a range of areas – homelessness and health are prime among them – but almost nothing to address the country’s most deep-rooted, systemic social problems. Indeed the Budget hints that these problems may get worse. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news