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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).

See the locations on a map - Gisborne | Tairawhiti alcohol ban areas(external link)

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 areas - Gisborne city

From 6am 27 December to 6pm on 1 January on any year.

Areas around and including Grays Bush Scenic Reserve and car park, Grays Bush Lookout, Waimata Valley Road, Back Ormond Road from Hansen Road to Matawai Road (SH 2), Waihirere Domain Road, Snowsill Road, Glenelg Road, Kawatiri Road and all the roads joining Matawai Road to Back Ormond Road and Lytton West Reserve.

From 6am 27 December to 6am on 2 January 2020 over the areas of Marina Park bounded by the 2 rivers, Ormond Road, Fitzherbert Street and Peel Street, and the whole of Kelvin Park bounded by the river, Peel Street, Stout Street and the Museum.

From 8am Saturday 11 January to 6am Sunday 12 January 2020 - areas around Stanley Road, Awapuni Road, Salisbury Road and Midway Beach.


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

Tokomaru Bay

The alcohol ban applies at all times, in the following areas:

• State Highway 35 from and including School Road, part of Mangahauini Street
• The public areas and car park around Mangahauini river mouth
• Part of Council reserve land around the public playground
• Hatea-a-Rangi Domain and beachfront adjacent to it
• The reserve and beachfront adjacent to Hatea-a-Rangi School to the Waiotu footbridge
• The Waima Wharf car park and the reserve area adjacent to it
• The Te Puka Tavern car park.

For the maps see the Alcohol Bylaw

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

Alcohol Control Bylaw