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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. 
That's the area bounded by and inclusive of Roebuck Road, Taruheru River (southern bank), Turanganui River (western bank) and Waikanae Creek (northern bank) at all times.

Map of Gisborne city alcohol ban area

Temporary alcohol ban areas during R&V festival

From 6am 27 December to 6pm 1 January

Grays Bush reserve and car park
Waimata Valley Road including the lookout
Waihirere Domain and Ormond Kohi Recreation Reserve
Lytton West Reserve
Back Ormond Rd from Hansen Rd to Matawai Rd (SH2)
Tucker Rd to Hansen Rd
Hansen Rd to Back Ormond Rd
Snowsill Rd
Waihirere Domain Rd
Harper Rd from Matawai Rd to Back Ormond Rd
O'Grady Rd
King Rd from Matawai Rd to Back Ormond Rd
Pilmer Rd from Matawai Rd to Tucker Rd
Haisman Rd from Tucker Rd to Back Ormond Rd
MacLaurin Rd
Glenelg Rd
Kawatiri Rd and Waimata Valley Road

As shown on the maps.

Midway Beach - the area between Awapuni Road and Pacific Street. The orange area as shown on the map. 

RnV Liquor Ban PB Flats


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 Lytton West Alcohol Ban for RnV


RnV Midway Beach 


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

Map of Ruatoria alcohol ban area 

Te Araroa

The area including former Airstrip (part), Moana Parade (middle), Rata Street and Rimu Streets (lower ends), Totara/Paikea Streets in vicinity of Matakaoa RSA for the period from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays.

Map of Te Araroa alcohol ban area

Tolaga Bay

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) for the period from 12 noon Thursdays to 7am Mondays.

Map of Tolaga Bay alcohol ban area

More information

Bylaw - Alcohol Control Bylaw

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