Nelson Leader : February 21st 2013
4 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 POLICE/NEWS Visit your local 2degrees store today: 2degrees Richmond Kiosk Richmond Shopping Centre, Cnr of Queen, Croucher & Talbot St, Richmond, Nelson 2DEG5042_T *Fair Use Policy applies. Carryover Minute Plan conditions and early termination charges apply. Standard national minutes, data and person to person texts only. Premium rate numbers excluded. Shared Data conditions apply. Calls rounded up to the nearest minute. 3G coverage required for 3G services. Handset offers end 3 March 2013, or while stocks last. Handset prices based on using your Plan Bonus. For full terms and conditions and Fair Use Policy visit 2degreesmobile.co.nz. More Value? No worries. New Carryover MinuteTM Plans, packed full of value. msung axy S Duos Handset only RRP $449 1GB Shared Data All You NeedText* 0er s d Sam Gala 300 Carryove Minutes 3G upfront on a $49 Carryover Plan, with a 24 month term. $0 Samsung Galaxy S II Handset only RRP $599 upfront on a $69 Carryover Plan, with a 24 month term. $0 1.25GB Shared Data All You NeedText* 450 arryover Minutes SG$4 Ca M 3G NEW Samsung Galaxy Gio Handset only RRP $249 upfront on a $39 Carryover Plan, with a 24 month term. $0 750MB Shared Data All You NeedText* 220 arryover Minutes SG$2 CM 3G No booze no trouble By STEVE GREALLY Get the message: Liquor ban sign on the footpath in Bridge St. Photo: MATT LAWREY Nelson Bays Police Watch This week I thought I d talk about liquor ban areas and what they mean for the public. Liquor ban areas are imposed by either the Nelson City Council or Tasman District Council. In some cases they provide a blanket ban on consuming alcohol, or hav- ing open containers of alcohol in a defined area. In other cases that ban only applies during certain hours -- usually evening and night time. While the liquor bans are impo- sed by the councils, it falls on police to enforce those bans. The bottom line is that any person who is seen consuming alcohol in a liquor ban area in Nelson City will be arrested, no matter who they are and what else they are doing. There are no warnings given on the street. That person will be taken back to the police station and kept in the cells until it is deemed safe to release them, gen- erally the following morning. Unless there are other factors involved it is most likely that on release they will get a pre-charge warning, which means they will not have to go to court and face criminal charges. There is a good reason why liquor bans are enforced so stringently. Until just over a year ago police detecting people with open alcohol in a place like Nelson would just get the person to tip the alcohol out and give them a telling off. The problem with that approach was that it didn t have any deter- rent effect on people s behaviour. Week in, week out officers were dealing with groups of people drinking in public places, with Buxton Carpark being a hot favourite. People would congre- gate in uncontrolled groups and consume alcohol, then get unruly, get in fights and often end up using a bottle as a weapon. In comparison, bars are requi- red to keep their patrons under control and are not allowed to serve intoxicated people. The good news for police is that the public is getting the message. Just last weekend I joined my staff patrolling the central city into the early hours of Sunday morning. There were no groups congregating in the old favourite places and only three people were picked up for breaching the liquor ban. The behaviour of people passing through Buxton Carpark and Bridge St was orderly and reason- able, and that meant everyone was able to enjoy themselves and have a great night. It s your responsibility to know where the liquor ban areas are. If you want to find out have a look on the council websites and if in doubt, don t walk around with a drink in your hand or you risk ending your night early. Inspector Steve Greally is Nelson Bays Police Area Commander. Elated: Jasper Lavington, 13, of Stoke, with his 2.18-kilogram snapper during weigh-ins for the Tasman Bay Snapper Classic. Photo: PATRICK HAMILTON More than 130 in snapper classic Nelson man Brett Greer hooked himself the top prize in the inaugural Tasman Bay Snapper Classic last Saturday. Brett s 3.99-kilogram (9lb) snapper scored him the Furuno GPS chart plotter from Port Nelson company Electronic Navigation worth $3500. The prize for the top team went to Wurth A Shot, from Wurth NZ Ltd, with a combined snapper total of 8.94kg. More than 130 people took part in the event and co-organiser Troy Dando said it was an awesome day. Troy expects the classic to return in 2014. I m pretty sure it will, he said. Everybody is keen as. Other heaviest fish were: Junior snapper (under 13 years), Jyles Lavington, 1.17kg; kingfish, Craig Merrion, 7kg; tuna, Linda Glew, 10.18 (albacore); gurnard, Angela Elliott, 0.82kg; kahawai, Bill Moore, 3.13kg.
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