Board defers decision on liquor ban

Rodney Local Board has deferred a decision on a liquor ban for Baddeleys and Campbells Beaches on the Tawharanui Peninsula. A ban is being sought by the Baddeleys and Campbells Beach Ratepayers Association following a spate of abusive and anti-social behaviour at the beaches.
The Board was due to vote on a ban at its meeting on April 19 at the Warkworth Town Hall, but deferred a decision after it was discovered that maps supplied to the Board for the meeting incorrectly identified the area that would be covered by a ban. Deputy Board chair Phelan Pirrie, who was chairing the meeting for the ban discussion, said it would be inappropriate for the board to vote until it was clear which areas the ban would apply to.