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Wellington bar owners will see new rules to prevent sexual violence

Wellington bar and restaurant owners will soon have to have sexual violence prevention measures set in place to keep their liquor licenses.

This comes after Hospitality New Zealand made a proposal to the city council a year ago - and the council is now adamant to see a change.

"I think there's been a sweeping movement around the world and NZ that we don't tolerate sexual violence, we don't tolerate violent assault, but alcohol does play a role from time to time," Wellington Mayor Justin Lester told 1 NEWS.

Hospitality NZ, Wellington branch president Matt Mclaughlin has been working alongside police and the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network to draft new rules to be set in place for liquor license holders and to ensure the process isn't too costly.

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    Hospitality New Zealand has taken its plan to council a year after it was proposed. Source: 1 NEWS