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Extended summer liquor bans cover some of the Tasman district's top tourist spots around the clock this summer.
Motueka and Takaka are covered in part by 24-hour liquor bans which also see most of Riwaka, Kaiteriteri and Marahau designated alcohol-free from mid-afternoon over summer.
The greatest changes in this year's re-drawn ban zones are in Motueka where the central business district and some extended areas have been included in a 24-hour ban and in Richmond where a 7pm to 7am liquor ban zone has been extended. In Kaiteriteri, the 4pm start to the liquor ban will continue to March 1. It includes the Kaiteriteri Motorcamp but does not affect campers drinking in their campsites.
The bylaw also includes:
A 7pm to 7am ban over Mapua and along Ruby Bay to include McKee Reserve.
A 24-hour liquor ban covering Motueka's greater CBD.
A 7pm to 7am liquor ban covering the urban area around the Motueka CBD and including High St South, Motueka Quay, the Recreation Centre and Goodman Park.
A 7pm to 7am liquor ban in Collingwood including the start of the Collingwood-Bainham Main Rd, Beach Rd and the Collingwood Motorcamp.
A 7pm to 7am liquor ban covering all of Pohara and the road to and including Tata Beach.
A 7pm to 7am liquor ban in Kaiteriteri and Marahau, which starts at 4pm to March 1, covering Kaiteriteri Beach, Martins Farm Rd, the motorcamp, Kaka Pt, Little Kaiteriteri, the coastline from Kaka Pt to Marahau, the coastline between Little Kaiteriteri and Tapu Bay and Tapu and Stephens bays.
A 7pm to 7am liquor ban, which shifts to 24-hour between December 1 and March 1, and covers parts or all of Riwaka's Swamp and Factory roads, School, Green Tree and Wharf roads, Main Rd Riwaka and the Riwaka to Kaiteriteri road.
A 24-hour liquor ban in Takaka, which covers the CBD and includes Motupipi, Meihana and Commercial streets and land between Reilly and Willow streets to and including the Takaka River.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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