Drinking bans and rubbish bags: the guide

waikato District Council logoWith the festive season underway, Waikato District Council is keen for ‘the season of good cheer’ to remain just that with a reminder of its regular and holiday season liquor bans.

“Liquor bans, which control when and where alcohol may be drunk in defined areas, were put in place by our communities several years ago to protect the public, and to support the police as well as people’s enjoyment,” says general manager of Customer Support Sue Duignan.

Regular bans are in place year round in the centres of many of the district’s towns –Huntly, Meremere, Ngaruawahia, Taupiri, Te Kauwhata and Tuakau. These bans remain unchanged over the Christmas – New Year period.alcohol-and-gambling-

“We want people to drink responsibly. We also want our towns and beaches to be safe, enjoyable places for families, where people can have a good time and avoid either having their favourite tipple tipped out or worse still picking up a $250 fine,” she says.

When to put out the rubbish bags
Refuse and recycling collections across the district the week leading up to Christmas Day don’t change. There is no collection on Monday 26 December or Monday 2 January. Each week after Christmas and New Year collections will take place one day later. Services will be back to normal by Monday 9 January.

Normal collection Date to be collected
Mon 26 Dec changes to Tues 27 Dec
Tues 27 Dec changes to Wed 28 Dec
Wed 28 Dec changes to Thurs 29 Dec
Thurs 29 Dec changes to Fri 30 Dec
Fri 30 Dec changes to Sat 31 Dec

Mon 2 Jan changes to Tues 3 Jan
Tues 3 Jan changes to Wed 4 Jan
Wed 4 Jan changes to Thurs 5 Jan
Thurs 5 Jan changes to Fri 6 Jan
Fri 6 Jan changes to Sat 7 Jan
Sat 7 Jan


Rubbish bags

Finally, have a say about Easter
Council is also after feedback on the proposed Easter Trading Policy 2017.

This would allow for shops to open on Easter Sunday throughout the district.

For further information, copies of the statement of proposals, proposed bylaws and submission forms – click here o or drop into the Council office or library.

Submissions have to be in by 17 February 2017.

A hearing will be held on 15 March 2017 at the Council Chambers in Ngaruawahia at 9.15am if you wish to present your submission in person.

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