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Alcohol ban areas

It's an offence to consume or carry opened alcohol in a alcohol ban area. 

This means you can only drink alcohol in a building, licensed premises or on your own property. Police have powers to search, seize and arrest (the maximum fine is $250).

Gisborne city 

Our city centre is a permanent alcohol free zone at all times
The area bounded by and inclusive of Roebuck Road, Taruheru River (southern bank), Turanganui River (western bank) and Waikanae Creek (northern bank).

Map of Gisborne city alcohol ban area

Temporary alcohol ban - 11 to 13 January

During the East Coast Vibes festival from 8am Friday 11 January to 6am Sunday 13 January 2019. Includes the area bounded by and inclusive of Awapuni Road from Beacon Street to Pacific Street, Centennial Marine Drive including the beachfront from Salisbury Road to the green light beacon. 

Midway Beach - the area between Awapuni Road and Pacific Street.
The orange area as shown on the map [PDF, 16 MB]

Temp Ban Area



Ruatoria

The alcohol ban applies from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays

The area includes Amiria Avenue, Barry Avenue, Burdett Place, College Road (north and south), Hekiera Road, Holland Place, Kararaina Avenue, Manutahi Drive, Ngawati Street, Racecourse Road from Waiomatatini Road to Bowling Green Road, Te Huinga Avenue, Tuparoa Road from Waiomatatini Road to McClutchie Road, Waiomatatini Road from Mangaharei Road to Fire Station Road, and all public places adjoining these roads including Ruatoria hotel car park and all Council reserves.  

Map of Ruatoria alcohol ban area 

Te Araroa

The alcohol ban applies from 12noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays

The area including former Airstrip (part), Moana Parade (middle), Rata Street and Rimu Streets (lower ends), Totara/Paikea Streets in vicinity of Matakaoa RSA. 

Map of Te Araroa alcohol ban area

Tolaga Bay

The alcohol ban applies from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays

The area including Cook Street (from Uawa River Bridge to Forster Street), Solander Street (from Endeavour Street to Gore Street), Cook Street Reserve and Skateboard Park, Monkhouse Street (from Resolution Street to the Parkinson Street drain). 

Map of Tolaga Bay alcohol ban area

More information

Bylaw - Alcohol Control Bylaw

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