Alcohol-free zones are in place around the Kāpiti Coast to keep our community safe and ensure people drink alcohol responsibly.
This will reduce the risk of alcohol-related offending in public places such as beaches, rivers, streets and parks.
Police will use their discretionary powers, so won't be targeting people having a quiet wine or beer by the beach.
However, they can confiscate alcohol from those misusing it or causing people and/or property harm. Offenders can also be arrested.
Council's 'Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2013' allows for the following alcohol-free zones:
- overnight alcohol-free zones from 9pm to 6am for all beaches throughout the district
- overnight alcohol-free zones from 9pm to 6am for public places in the urban areas from Paekakariki to Te Horo
- 24 hour/7 day per week alcohol-free zones for all skate parks in the district
- 24 hour/7 day per week alcohol-free zones for specified areas in Ōtaki.
For further information and to view maps of alcohol-free zones, please see the bylaw:
FAQs - alcohol-free zones