The purpose of Liquor Ban areas is protecting the community and improving safety.
Drinking and possessing liquor is prohibited at all times in any public place (including in a vehicle) in liquor ban areas, which are mainly around the central areas of Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Cambridge and Leamington.
Please note – if a temporary liquor ban is imposed at Lake Karapiro, we will share details on our news page.
Liquor being carried in unopened containers from licenced premises (e.g. supermarket/off-licence) to your home, private property or a restaurant.
Areas covered by a liquor licence, for example an event with a special licence or outside dining areas, (if they have an On-Licence). On-Licences usually apply until 10pm, after that time the area becomes part of the rest liquor-ban area if it's inside a liquor ban area.