Proposed Hanmer Springs and Gore Bay Alcohol Ban Bylaw

The Council is currently reviewing the Hanmer Springs and Gore Bay Alcohol Ban Bylaw. We are proposing a few minor amendments to align with the Local Government Act 2002. 

Why have an alcohol ban bylaw?

The Local Government Act 2002 gives Council the authority to control the consumption and possession of alcohol in public places.

The aim of the Hanmer Springs and Gore Bay Alcohol Ban Bylaw is to control the consumption of alcohol in those situations where Council is concerned that the possession of alcohol may result in disorderly behaviour and criminal offending.

The Bylaw prohibits the possession and/or consumption of alcohol in Hanmer Springs Township and Gore Bay from 7pm on New Year’s Eve until 7am on New Year’s Day, therefore:

Consultation documents

You can make your submission in writing by downloading and completing the submission form. Make sure you save a copy before filling the form in!

Submissions can be made to Hurunui District Council by:

Submissions close 5pm Monday 27 August 2018


For further information please contact Kelsey Ashworth on 03 314 0048 or or Monique Eade on 03 314 0095 or