Kāpiti Community Alcohol Survey 2021

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We are researching if a local alcohol policy should be created for the Kāpiti District. This survey will help us determine and help us understand the community’s preferences. A local alcohol policy can allow councils to set different rules for different locations or places that sell alcohol.

A local alcohol policy can:

  • limit alcohol being sold near facilities like schools or playgrounds
  • limit how many premises can sell alcohol in a particular area
  • adjust the hours that alcohol can be sold
  • impose ‘one-way door’ restrictions, so patrons can’t enter a premise after a particular time
  • set conditions that must be considered when issuing an alcohol licence.

Ways to have your say

Your responses will be anonymous. Your views are important – whether you drink, whether you support or oppose a policy setting, or whether you have a particular concern. The survey will take around 10–15 minutes.

Ways to make to a submission:

  • Complete the online survey
  • Fill out or print the English or Te Reo Māori word document survey and email it to us at localalcoholpolicy@kapiticoast.govt.nz or mail it to:
    Freepost Authority Number 166326
    Research & Policy Team
    Kāpiti Coast District Council
    Private Bag 60601
    Paraparaumu 5254

Background

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is common in New Zealand (4 out of 5 adults consume alcohol) and most of us drink responsibly and in moderation. But if people misuse alcohol it can have an impact on them personally (e.g., accidents, liver damage, relationship breakdowns) and the wider community (e.g., antisocial behaviour, violence, motor vehicle accidents).

The Government has ensured that alcohol sales are closely regulated and monitored under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and anyone who wants to sell or supply alcohol to the public must have a current alcohol licence. The 2012 Act allows councils to create a local alcohol policy to adjust the alcohol licensing rules in their geographical area to reflect the needs and preferences of the community.


We are researching if a local alcohol policy should be created for the Kāpiti District. This survey will help us determine and help us understand the community’s preferences. A local alcohol policy can allow councils to set different rules for different locations or places that sell alcohol.

A local alcohol policy can:

  • limit alcohol being sold near facilities like schools or playgrounds
  • limit how many premises can sell alcohol in a particular area
  • adjust the hours that alcohol can be sold
  • impose ‘one-way door’ restrictions, so patrons can’t enter a premise after a particular time
  • set conditions that must be considered when issuing an alcohol licence.

Ways to have your say

Your responses will be anonymous. Your views are important – whether you drink, whether you support or oppose a policy setting, or whether you have a particular concern. The survey will take around 10–15 minutes.

Ways to make to a submission:

  • Complete the online survey
  • Fill out or print the English or Te Reo Māori word document survey and email it to us at localalcoholpolicy@kapiticoast.govt.nz or mail it to:
    Freepost Authority Number 166326
    Research & Policy Team
    Kāpiti Coast District Council
    Private Bag 60601
    Paraparaumu 5254

Background

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is common in New Zealand (4 out of 5 adults consume alcohol) and most of us drink responsibly and in moderation. But if people misuse alcohol it can have an impact on them personally (e.g., accidents, liver damage, relationship breakdowns) and the wider community (e.g., antisocial behaviour, violence, motor vehicle accidents).

The Government has ensured that alcohol sales are closely regulated and monitored under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and anyone who wants to sell or supply alcohol to the public must have a current alcohol licence. The 2012 Act allows councils to create a local alcohol policy to adjust the alcohol licensing rules in their geographical area to reflect the needs and preferences of the community.


  •  A Local Alcohol Policy will allow councils to set different rules for different locations or places that sell alcohol.

    Your responses will be anonymous.  The survey will take around 10–15 minutes.

    There are three parts to this survey

    • Section 1 asks: where you live, and options questions on your age, gender and ethnicity, your drinking preferences, and views on alcohol sale and supply.
    • Section 2 asks: your views on alcohol licence settings (for example, locations and hours).
    • Section 3 provides: a space for any further comments you want to include.

    The meanings of the key terms used in the survey are explained in the glossary.

    Your views are important – whether you drink, whether you support or oppose a policy setting, or whether you have a particular concern. 

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Page last updated: 12 October 2021, 08:19