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Draft Local Alcohol Policy

The Whanganui District Council is currently publicly consulting on a Draft Local Alcohol Policy that aims to reduce alcohol-related harm in the Whanganui District.

The Draft Local Alcohol Policy proposes the following:

  • a district-wide limit on the number of off-licensed premises (with the exclusion of supermarkets and grocery stores)
  • rules about the proximity of off-licensed premises to sensitive sites
  • a ‘one-way’ door restriction in effect from one hour prior to license closing hours for all taverns, bars, pubs, and night-clubs
  • maximum trading hours for licensed premises

You can help make this a policy that works for everyone by making a submission.

Read more about the Draft Local Alcohol Policy and supporting documents via Council’s Have your Say Page.


Public consultation closes 4.00pm on Monday 15 May 2017

WDC Administrator

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