Horizons Regional Council issued a Public Health Warning on 25 November, declaring Waitārere Beach and other local swim spots unsuitable for swimming, water activities and kai collection. Keep an eye on Horizons Regional Council’s website for any updates.View LAWA’s Can I swim here? page
View the Horizons Regional Council website
Level 1 water restrictions are in place for Levin and Ōhau until further notice.
View the Public Notice
The District Licensing Committee recognises that alcohol is part of the New Zealand social fabric and that the alcohol trade, the general public and private individuals have a responsibility in respect of maintaining a health attitude to alcohol consumption. The Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 provides a legislative basis. Initiatives from statutory agencies, stakeholder groups, such as the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the industry groups, such as Hospitality Association of New Zealand (HANZ) also encourage a healthy public and industry attitude to alcohol and the reduction of alcohol abuse.
The District Licensing Committee, in collaboration with its regulatory partners (the Police and the Public Health Service), will continue to carry out strategies promoting a responsible attitude towards the use of alcohol with the public and alcohol industry.