Western Leader : December 17th 2010
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Police say the organ- iser did not get a liquor licence and did not hold the necessary manager s certificate. Security was minimal and there was no food provided. When the party got out of hand at 1.30am, the organiser called police. Arrests were made for fighting and street dis- order and the party was closed down. The organiser was convicted of operating an unlicensed premise as a place of resort for the consumption of liquor. Constable Aaron Mor- ris, alcohol harm reduction officer at Wai- takere, says anyone planning such a party over the festive season should consider the liquor laws. He says there is a maximum pen- alty of $20,000 if convicted of holding an unlicensed party. In this case the venue was just a factory build- ing, pretty unsuitable and dangerous for so many people to be there. It is illegal to simply hire a venue and organ- ise a party when there is going to be alcohol pres- ent. It doesn t matter if people bring their own alcohol. It doesn t make any difference whether they ve paid for a ticket or not. The building owners are liable for prosecution in this situ- ation. Mr Morris is con- cerned that parties like this can attract hun- dreds of people via Facebook and word-of mouth, many of whom are underage and end up consuming alcohol unsupervised. Licensing laws do not apply for parties at pri- vate residences. Operation targets drunken violence Police and emergency services are working together across Austral- asia to combat the effects of drunken violence over the festive season. Operation Unite is a blitz on drink driving and liquor licences and will run from today until Sunday. Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand chief executive Gerard Vaughan says alcohol- fuelled violence affects the whole community. We all pay the cost when we can t access health services because they are overloaded deal- ing with drunks or when police can t respond to calls because resources have to be diverted because of drunken incidents, he says. Operation Unite spokesman commissioner Andrew Scipione says: This operation is about pro- moting a message that we all have to think about our behaviour and consider the impact it may have. The crackdown will involve overt and covert licensing operations, random breath testing, mounted police, dog squad and additional police patrols. Cheryl's double glams it up By CATHERINE HEALY Star turn: Kim Dawson of Hobsonville was one of the 10 winners of the I am Cheryl competition. It was an unforgettable night of westie-style glamour on Tuesday for Kim Dawson. The Hobsonville resident was one of 10 winners selected from around the country in Auckland War Memorial Museum s I am Cheryl competition. It promotes the opening of the Outrageous Fortune exhibition this week. At 11am I was having my makeup done with a glass of bubbles in hand, Kim says. We did a photo shoot and filmed the commercial for the exhibition. Later we got on a bus with the cast and headed to the museum. I got to chat with them -- they re all so down-to-earth. A Cheryl West-style makeover was part of the winners prize. We were dressed in actress Robyn Malcolm s costumes from the show -- right down to the finest detail. I had to squeeze myself into the tightest pair of jeans. The 10 Cheryls were asked to open the exhibition and led the cast and guests into the event. My husband and I created a bit of a fuss because he really does look like the character Wolf, so we were quite a pair, Kim says. The exhibition runs until May 2011.
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