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

 

Alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party

29 December 2004

Alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party launches SummerTimes

Everyone’s welcome to party into 2005 this Friday, when Cathedral Square hosts the Anthony Harper Lawyers New Year’s Eve Party.

It’s a free event staged by Christchurch City Council in association with Red Badge Group, starting at 9pm and featuring the Warratahs and the Bubblemen playing live. The party culminates in a five-minute fireworks display when the cathedral bells chime in the new year.

No liquor is allowed in the Square, Central City or the southern end of Colombo St as part of a year-round liquor ban. Drinking in public will also be banned this New Year’s Eve at Spencer Park and along Sumner Esplanade. The message from Christchurch City Council and Christchurch Police is to leave the alcohol at home if you’re heading to any of these popular New Year’s haunts across the city.

Terry Moody, the Council’s Environmental Health Policy Leader says the long-running New Year’s Eve liquor ban at Spencer Park now comes under the Council’s Liquor Ban Bylaw, making it easier to apply each year. “During consultation on the bylaw, Police told us that drinking related issues were a perennial problem at Spencer Park on New Year’s Eve. The aim of the bylaw in general was to assist in reducing crime related to drinking in public places and to improve perceptions of public safety,” he said.

The Spencer Park liquor ban covers all of the public parts of the Park on the southern side of Heyders Rd, starting at 71 Heyders Rd and continuing to the beach access. It includes car-parking areas. The ban will be in place from 8.30pm on 31 December until 6am on 1 January. The liquor ban covering Sumner Esplanade is in line with its existing ban in force from 7pm on Thursdays to 7pm on Sundays.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Roe v Wade Aftermath


Now that the right of US women to abortion (formerly protected by Roe v Wade) has been abolished, the important role of medication-induced abortion will come even more to the fore. Already, research by the Guttmacher Institute reproductive rights centre shows that over half of US abortions are obtained by medication. According to the US Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organisation, the abortion pills can be safely self-administered at home within the first ten weeks of pregnancy, rather than via a surgical procedure carried out in a bricks-and-mortar abortion clinic...
More>>



 
 


Winston Peters: Issues Judicial Review Proceedings

Winston Peters has issued judicial review proceedings against Speaker of the House the Rt Honourable Trevor Mallard, challenging Mr Mallard’s issue of a trespass warning against Mr Peters on 28 April 2022, which the Speaker then withdrew on 4 May 2022... More>>

Government: Electoral Changes Will Bring Greater Transparency For Voters

Changes to electoral law announced by Justice Minister Kiri Allan today aim to support participation in parliamentary elections, and improve public trust and confidence in New Zealand’s electoral system... More>>


Parliament: Grounds Fully Reopened

Parliament’s grounds have been fully reopened today at a ceremony and community event with mana whenua, members of the public, and representatives of Parliament... More>>


NZ Republic: Charles CHOGM Speech Green Light For Change
“Prince Charles had made it clear in his speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda today that even the Royal family think it’s time for change” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic... More>>


National: Goodfellow To Retire As Party President
Peter Goodfellow today announced he will not seek re-election as President of the National Party at its Annual Conference. Mr Goodfellow will remain as a director on the board for one final term to assist in the transition... More>>

Police: Parliament Occupation Investigators Seek Public Assistance
Police investigating criminal activity on the final day of the occupation at Parliament grounds earlier this year are appealing for the public’s help to identify 15 people... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels