South Waikato District Alcohol Ban
The South Waikato Alcohol Ban is in place in the Tokoroa and Putāruru Central Business Districts, as well as local cemeteries. You may not consume or possess alcohol in a public place in the prohibited areas as outlined in the Public Places Bylaw 2017. The Police are responsible for enforcing this Bylaw and can be contacted on (07) 886 5189.
Council permits licensed premises to serve alcohol to patrons seated at tables on the footpath adjacent to their business.
Only vehicles that are transporting alcohol for licensed premises are permitted to deliver to the shop frontage. The delivery must be removed promptly from the public place.
Anybody who disregards the bylaw is liable for a fine not exceeding $500 and may be arrested by the Police. Following a verbal warning, Police may search vehicles and containers in the possession of a person in, entering, or about to enter the prohibited area.