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Bar scheme targets Aucklanders who go too far

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New Zealand News | Sunday July 21 2013 7:05

Bar scheme targets Aucklanders who go too far

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Auckland nightspots are being fore-warned of troublesome patrons thanks to now being in radio contact, as organised by the central city's two business associations.

Heart of the City and the Karangahape Road Business Association are running a Bar Watch system.

It sees staff at popular watering holes linked with one another, police headquarters and CCTV security camera operators, by radio.

Heart of the City CEO Alex Swney says it means wired-up bouncers can let other venues know about plastered people or troublemakers.

"Until now, they've been able to leave that bar and in many cases be able to enter the next bar.

"Because of this network, they're being advised this is a person who has created problems at bar A, do not let them into bar B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K."

The scheme started on K Road and has expanded downtown..

Mr Swney says the bars are keen to get involved.

"It's just a matter of creating a better controlled environment out there on the streets.

"We don't want to get in the way of people having fun, but those that go overboard, there are now ways of monitoring and managing that situation best."

Photo / NZ Herald

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