Police will be keeping a close eye on liquor outlets during New Year celebrations. POLICE MEDIA/22123028
Police are extending firm reminders to all liquor licenced premises and outlets to stick to the rules and ensure their respective responsibilities are maintained during New Year celebrations.
In a statement, Cook Islands Police said
bars, night clubs, restaurants, and hotels are asked to comply with their
licencing requirements, including sales to patrons and adherence to legal
closing times on New Year's Eve.
Police said certified managers also need to
ensure patrons are cleared from their licenced premises within 30 minutes of
“Responsible sales and consumption of
alcohol is what Police want to see, as well as sober drivers throughout the
weekend festivities,” Police spokesman Trevor Pitt said.
“Officers will be monitoring the
celebrations to uphold peace and orderly behaviour, and would appreciate the
cooperation of the whole community.
“The Police service wishes everyone a safe
and happy time, welcoming in the New Year.”