The Herald reports:
The Greens were the only party in Parliament to oppose a bill that will extend how long bars will be able to stay open to show Rugby World Cup games.
Despite the Greens opposition, the bill passed into law this evening with 112 votes to eight.
National, Labour, NZ First, Act and independent MP Jami-Lee Ross all supported the bill.
A spokesman for the Greens said the party had not seen any evidence that the bill is necessary.
“Given the special licensing provisions already available in the Act which allow premises to apply for extended hours, and the fact that premises can also remain open without serving alcohol, we don’t see the need for these changes.”
The killjoyism is high with these ones.