Rodney's liquor bans now in place

Liquor bans apply to many popular parts of the Rodney-Hibiscus Coast during summer or all year to counter problems with drinking in public places.

An overnight liquor ban is at both Omaha and Muriwai beaches from 6pm to 6am, and at Snells Beach, Algies Bay and Martins Bay from 9pm to 6am during daylight saving each year.

A year-round ban applies at beaches in Orewa, Red Beach, Stanmore Bay, Manly, Arkles Bay, and Whangaparaoa from 9pm to 6am daily.

It also applies to some Orewa parks like the Western Reserve and Victor Eaves Park.

Shopping and central business areas in Wellsford – including Centennial Park, and Orewa have 24-hour year-round bans.

The Warkworth business area has a liquor ban only on market days during its annual Kowhai Festival but 24-hour alcohol bans apply at the The Old Cement Works and Wilson Rd.

At many camping grounds, including Martins Bay and Orewa, holiday park residents and their visitors must comply with rules and camp managers' requests regarding alcohol.

Both Helensville and Parakai have alcohol bans from 3pm to 6am all year.

Te Arai Point Beach and Lake Tomarata have a liquor ban from 6pm to 6am throughout the year.

Liquor restrictions usually apply at many other popular holiday destinations outside this area.

Rodney Times