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Alcohol-free zones

Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw consultation 

10 September 2018 to 19 October 2018

Consultation has closed for the Draft Kāpiti Coast District Council Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2018. Submitters will be heard by Council on 1 November and a decision will be made by Council on the adoption of the Bylaw on 6 December 2018.

The current Bylaw - Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2013

A number of liquor bans are in place around Kāpiti to keep our community safe.

This helps 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 Paekākāriki 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:

Related Links

Bylaws 
Liquor licensing 
FAQs - alcohol-free zones