A liquor ban area means that members of the public cannot consume alcohol in a certain area. Did you know that the town centres of Ashburton and Methven have a Liquor Ban from 9pm to 7am daily?
Why do we have liquor ban bylaws?
Liquor ban bylaws are in place to help provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. They also help deal with antisocial behaviour caused by drinking alcohol and reduce the negative impacts that drinking alcohol has in public places.
Ashburton District Public Places Bylaw
Learn more about Ashburton District's Public Places Bylaw
Liquor ban areas
View the Ashburton liquor ban area
View the Methven liquor ban area
What happens if I drink liquor in the liquor ban area?
If you drink in a public area in the liquor ban area, you may be: