New 24hr Liquor Bans


24-hour liquor bans are to be imposed in Kingsland, Mount Roskill, Mount Albert, Grey Lynn shopping and business districts.

It will be interesting to see how that works in Kingsland where I have noticed patrons on licensed premises tend to wander out a bit into the pavement beyond the premises.

Streets surrounding Eden Park also face bans for 12 hours before and after a major event (based on existing event parking restrictions).

The bans prohibit people from carrying or drinking alcohol in the ban area, including the possession or consumption of alcohol in vehicles within the ban area.  Liquor bans do not cover private property or licensed premises.

Auckland City’s development committee also voted to extend some existing bans- namely

  • the current night-time liquor bans in all parks and reserves (and their associated car parks) in the Otahuhu area will be extended to operate for 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • the liquor ban in the Parnell shopping and business area will be extended to cover a wider area.




  1. Tim says:

    Prohibited to carry booze in the banned area.
    Prohibited to be in possession of booze in the banned area.

    All this except for on their private properties.

    So, explain to me when a 24 hour ban is in force, how someone is supposed to get the booze home?

  2. James B says:

    You are allowed to be in possession. You just can’t consume it. Basically you break the seal you’re in breach of the law.

  3. Plastered says:

    Um…”including the possession or consumption of alcohol in vehicles within the ban area”

  4. James B says:

    There is also a definition of transporting alcohol somewhere, otherwise shops or bars would be unable to receive orders as the truck drivers would be in possession. More or less the rule as enforced is that if you’re not consuming it you’re ok. I have personally wandered past cops with a 6 pack in one hand on Victoria Street and not been stopped.

  5. Matt L says:

    You might get stopped transporting alcohol if you are walking towards Eden Park on a game day.

  6. rtc says:

    Jeez this is the sort of rubbish that makes me question why I’d live in Auckland as opposed to Germany where I can drink alcohol anywhere I want any time of the day.

  7. joust says:

    open vessels - just like the halls at varsity


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