Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Liquor Ban “Draconian”

18/08/2004 Liquor Ban “Draconian”

In an overly heavy handed and ill-conceived move, the Auckland City Council will next week announce its plans to enforce a 24hr 7 day a week alcohol ban across the CBD and Parnell districts of Auckland City despite protests.

AUSA President Kate Sutton said "the council sub committee has obviously completely disregarded the testimony of a wide range of community and social groups, including the New Zealand police, who advised the council that this move was ill advised.”

This move was intended to curb alcohol related offences within the central city area, which sources confirm centre around nine homeless people, but threatens to have wide ranging implications for the Auckland community.

The AUSA was one of the many interested groups to make submissions to the Auckland Citizens and Rate Payers dominated council subcommittee, concerned that the planned penalties could see infringements as minor as opening a bottle of wine in Albert Park resulting in $500 fines.

“I am really upset the council chose to ignore an involved consultation process and the advice of their own officials, to go ahead with this over the top and draconian measure”, concluded Ms Sutton.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZSP: NZSO To Perform Beethoven’s Famous Fifth Live From Wellington

New Zealanders can enjoy two free live-streamed performances by their national orchestra this month, beginning with Beethoven’s beloved Fifth Symphony . The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will play the “da-da-da-dah” masterpiece live on stage from ... More>>

Horowhenua: Matariki Shines Bright At Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is open again for visitors. And the first thing people will see when they walk into the gallery is a stunning image of the Matariki star cluster – part of a deep space photo exhibition. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland