The Auckland Council is considering restricting sales of alcohol near schools and preventing sales during home time between 3pm and 4pm.
Bottle shops and supermarkets near some Auckland schools may have to stop selling alcohol between 3pm and 4pm each day.
A five-member council panel wants district licensing committees to have discretion to ban sales near primary and secondary schools when considering applications for new or renewed off-licences.
That is among recommendations determined on Friday for a new local alcohol policy to be considered by all Auckland Council members in May, before a 30-day period for any of more than 2600 submitters to lodge appeals with the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority.
The law already prohibits sales to minors under 18 years of age…so store can’t sell to them anyway.
Is there a massive problem with primary school kids buying piss at bottle stores after school?
Where is the evidence that this is even a problem? Read more »