A draft Eastern Bay of Plenty Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) has been jointly prepared by the Kawerau, Opotiki and Whakatane District councils.  A LAP is a set of policies about the licensing of premises for the sale and supply of alcohol.

Once finalised, the LAP will aplly to any licensing application made to a district licensing committee in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.  The draft LAP aims to reduce alcohol related harm across the three districts.

Kua puta he mahere rautaki mai i te Waiariki ki te Rawhiti Local Alcohol ture ki te hoko waipiro i waenga i nga tumomo haora o te ra.  kei te mahitahi nga hapori o Kawerau me Opotiki ki te whakatika i tenei ahuatanga e taea ai te hunga te hoko waipiro i waenga i nga haora e tika ana ki te hoko.  Ko te hiahia a te roopu whakature waipiro, kia marama ai te hapori ki nga momo kino e puta mai ana i tenei momo kai, e whakararu nei i te hunga rangatahi.