Viewport width =
July 19, 2010 | by  | in News |
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

Council Pulls the Plug on City-wide Booze Ban

News

Newtown and Mt Cook forced to sober up

Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast may not have been able to implement her city-wide booze ban, but she has been successful in extending the liquor-free zone.

Currently there is a liquor ban in Wellington’s CBD area, Aro Valley and the Mt Victoria lookout.

A council committee recently voted to extend this area to include Mt Cook and Newtown, but not to cover the entire city.

The council had formerly proposed a city-wide ban that could have seen members of the public arrested for enjoying wine with a picnic.

The council received 604 written submissions in regards to the proposal, with 76 per cent in opposition to the city-wide ban.

Prendergast was a strong supporter of the city-wide ban.

“This is a gut call, and we have to show a bit of courage and do what’s right for the community.”

Victoria University student and Newtown resident Claudia Ducrot, who will be affected by the changes, had mixed feelings.

“It is a good idea in terms of curbing this drinking culture that has manifested in New Zealand over the recent years, but I’m a student and I want to enjoy it while I can.”

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

  1. Interview with Dr Rebecca Kiddle
  2. The Party Line
  3. Te Ara Tauira
  4. Robotic Legs, “Inspiration”, and Disability in Film
  5. VICUFO
  6. VUWSA
  7. One Ocean
  8. Steel and Sting
  9. RE: Conceptual Romance
  10. Voluntary WOF a Step in the Right Direction
redalert1

Editor's Pick

RED

: - SPONSORED - I have always thought that red was a sneaky, manipulative colour for Frank Jackson to choose in his Black and White Mary thought experiment. It is the colour of the most evocative emotions, love and hate, and symbolises some of the most intense human experiences, bi