Whangamatā police dish out fines to young drinkers


Whangamatā police issued 58 fines in under two hours last night to young people drinking in a park.

Whangamata boat ramp.

Whangamatā Photo: Google Maps

Police say a large group of people were drinking in Williamson Park, which is part of the town’s liquor ban area.

Acting Senior Sergeant Terri Wilson said police are working to keep young people safe during this holiday period, but everyone has a part to play.

Whangamatā police are out in force after last year’s New Years celebrations turned into a riot, with 22 arrests.

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