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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).

Alcohol ban areas

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) as detailed on the map below.

Gisborne city

Midway - Gisborne city

From 8am 27 January to 6pm 1 January on any year

Area bounded by and inclusive of:

  • Awapuni Road - from Beacon Street to Pacific Street
  • Centennial Marine Drive - inclusive of beach front from Salisbury Road to the beacon.

Together with all council reserves and land contained and detailed in the map below but excluding the areas identified as excluded on the map.

Midway

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.

Ruatoria

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

The areas contained within:

  • Former Airstrip (part)
  • Moana Parade (middle)
  • Rata Street and Rimu Street (lower ends)
  • Totara / Paikea streets in vicinity of Matakaoa RSA as detailed on the map below

Te Araroa

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.

Tokomaru Bay township, reserves and beachfront

Tokomaru Bay township

Waima wharf

Waima Wharf

Te Puka Tavern car park

Te Puka Tavern car park

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

The area include:

  • 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)

as detailed on the map below

Tolaga Bay

For more information

Refer to related information section for a link to the Alcohol Control Bylaw.