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Thursday, July 31

24-hour liquor ban starts today!!

To protect the reputation of Wellington City as safe city and as a fantastic place to live, the 24 hour liquor ban comes into effect today from 5pm.

The liquor ban will covers Aro Valley and Central Parks as well as the central city,Oriental Bay and the Mount Victoria Look out

The ban does not apply to licensed premises or their outdoor areas or to people carrying unopened liquor containers to or from lincesed premises or private residences within the liquor control area.

According to Council City Safety Manager Laurie Gabites says the bylaw is focused on making the city a safer place by reducing alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Council believes the extended bylaw will improve Wellington's reputation as a safe and vibrant city and enhance the quality of life for city residents and visitors.