Warning over View St event

The Dunedin City Council and police have warned organisers of tomorrow night's controversial View St party the event could fall under the city's strict alcohol supply and sale provisions.

In a media statement, council general manager services and development Simon Pickford and Inspector Mel Aitken, of Dunedin police, said the party might have to comply with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2013.

The law states anyone who supplies alcohol to a minor must do so responsibly.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks should be available, safe transport provided, and steps taken to supervise the amount of alcohol supplied and levels of intoxication.

Anyone found to break the law could be fined up to $2000.

The statement said the party had caused concern among residents and it was decided, if the event did go ahead, council and police staff would be on site to monitor the event.

Both organisations were reminding residents to consider their responsibilities before hosting large events.

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