Smoke-free outdoors is optional
If you want to provide an area for smokers, it has to be outdoors - either on your own property or in a public area. You can choose whether you make your outdoor area smoke-free.
Smoke-free indoors is mandatory
The Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act 2003 requires hospitality venues (bars, clubs, restaurants, cafés, casinos and gaming machine venues) to be smoke-free indoors.
Smoke-free Law in NZ - Ministry of Health
Clearly display your pavement permission
You must display your pavement permission next to the seating area so it can be viewed from outside your venue. All permissions have an aerial photograph clearly showing the allowable area.
Displaying your permission will help patrons, staff and enforcement agencies to:
- keep pedestrian areas clear
- make sure all venues and patrons comply with the central area liquor ban.
Central City Liquor Ban
All Pavement Permissions are issued for a period of 1 year (1 July to 30 June). Annual fees include the renewal fee and a lease charge for the space.
The Council will send you a reminder before the permission expires.