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Council proposes new law limiting alcohol sales
Published: 04 Mar 2017 - - Author: Newsroom
Council's finance and strategy committee has proposed a new law that will significantly limit alcohol sales. In summary, the law will:
• Reduce the time alcohol can be sold until in liquor stores and supermarkets from 11pm to 9pm.
• Reduce the time sport and chartered clubs can sell alcohol until from 2am to midnight.
• Impose a one-way policy that prevents patrons from re-entering bars after leaving between 1am and 2am.
• Prevent any new licenses being granted within an undefined distance of schools, marae and places of worship.
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