I hate that the Police have become the wowsers of New Zealand. Well, not quite. They all enjoy a drink themselves, but advocate nanny state for everyone else.
Radio NZ reports:
The police are proposing a six-year ban on any new bars and bottle stores in central Auckland and other regional hot-spots.
Why not just go back to prohibition also.
As a minimum, police want a freeze on the number of liquor licences in some areas. But they would rather have a sinking lid policy, under which no new licences are given even if other bars or shops close down.
Which will probably just lead to more drinking in cars, parks and homes.