6. Alcohol and the great outdoors

Our mountains and other wide open spaces - beaches, rivers and lakes, our flora and fauna - are all part of what makes New Zealand unique and beautiful.  They are often home to many of our cultural and environmental taonga.

They also present a number of inherent risks to users. This requires us all to take special care to enjoy them safely and to preserve their beauty and value.  

Alcohol use in these places can cause problems. These can range from serious risk to health and safety, to damage to property and facilities, to noise and nuisance.