In Katikati and Waihi Beach, how effective has the current alcohol ban been in reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder?

over 3 years ago
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  • WBSue over 3 years ago
    I think that the alcohol problems which Waihi Beach experienced in former years was around the huge numbers attracted by the Hotel events during summer. I hope that the hotel does not re-start these big events.
  • Smith151 over 3 years ago
    I'm not aware of any alcohol-related crime or disorder in the WB/Bowentown area, but then I'm not the Police. Why not get feed back from them as well? The ban must be working, eh?
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    • Admin Commented Engagement over 3 years ago
      Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We have received information from the Police about alcohol-related offending in Waihi Beach, Katikati and Te Puke and will consider this as part of developing a draft bylaw. However the NZ Crime and Safety Survey 2014 estimates that nationally only 31% of crime is reported to Police, and indicates that this figure is even lower for incidents where alcohol is involved. So we acknowledge that while Police statistics provide a solid evidence base, they can only show part of the picture. Therefore, we are keen to hear community views about the extent of alcohol related problems. Thanks - Emily Rogers, Senior Policy Analyst, Western Bay Council.