Considering liquor ban

A temporary liquor ban covering Otematata could be put in place to avoid trouble at Labour Weekend.

The Waitaki District Council will tomorrow consider introducing the ban, which was used for the first time last year after the Waitaki Valley town was rocked by bad behaviour during Labour Weekend in 2009.

The ban would be within the 80kmh speed-limit signs at the west and east ends of the township and cover all streets and public areas.

It would operate from 9pm on Friday, October 21, to 6am on Monday, October 24. The temporary ban would again be activated over Christmas and New Year.

Implementing the ban, if approved, could cost about $1500 each time to put up signs.



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