A number of liquor bans (also known as alcohol-free zones) are in place around the Kāpiti Coast District.
These alcohol-free zones are established to encourage responsible alcohol consumption, enhance the safety of the public, and allow for the enjoyment of public places in the District.
Council adopted the Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw on 6 December 2018, which establishes 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; and
- 24 hour/7 day per week alcohol-free zones for specified areas in Ōtaki.
While Kapiti Coast District Council establishes the zones in the bylaw, New Zealand Police manage enforcement.
For further information, and to view maps of the alcohol-free zones, please see the bylaw: