Liquor laws - what you need to know

Know when to ‘pass’ to stay in the game!

Under the Sale of Liquor Act introduced in December 2013, if you are intoxicated FMG Stadium Waikato is required to refuse you entry and/or ask you to leave our premises. Failure to do so is an offence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and we could face a $10,000 fine.

It is also an offence for anyone else to allow alcohol to be served to an intoxicated person on licensed premises.

The new Act clearly defines “intoxicated”. This means you may be refused service, asked to leave or be removed if you are affected by alcohol or others drugs or substances, and you are displaying two or more of the following conditions:

  • Affected appearance
  • Impaired behaviour
  • Impaired coordination
  • Impaired speech


For more information about the Sale of Liquor Act is available here.