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Alcohol free areas and road closures

The permanent, 24/7 alcohol-free area in Mount Maunganui will be extended over the New Year period to include all public areas north of Hull Road and Tweed Street. Waiariki Street in Arataki will also become a 24/7 alcohol-free area. The extended alcohol-free area applies from 26 December 2020 until 6am 6 January 2021.

The permanent 9pm to 7am coastline alcohol free area in Papamoa and Mount Maunganui will be extended over the New Year period to 24/7. The extended alcohol-free area applies from midnight 26 December 2020 until 6am 6 January 2021.

All of the New Year’s Eve community celebrations are alcohol-free and temporary bans are in place in these locations. 

No alcohol can be carried or consumed in this area while the temporary ban is in place. Police have the power to search for alcohol and issue a fine.

Alcohol-free area maps

Mount Maunganui: Holiday period and New Year's Eve traffic management

Between 26, December 2020 and 6, January 2021 there will be turning restrictions onto Marine Parade at Commons and Grace Avenue.

In consultation with NZ Police, traffic management will be put in place across Mount Maunganui on New Year’s Eve, if required, to support the busy night.  

City Centre: New Year’s Eve traffic management

There will be a road closure along The Strand to support safe event operations.

City Centre NYE road closures

Buses

Bayhopper buses will run normal services throughout the day on New Year’s Eve.

Find out more information on buses

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