Re: Liquor hours ( Auckland City Harbour News, November 22)
I can’t believe how incredibly daft our law makers can be.
We dropped the drinking age and then had a swag of lower age drinkers offending. Perhaps we should go back to fundamental issues. Should our only concern be for business profits?
We must stop pandering to the liquor industry and adopt a reasonable approach to these abuses. Having liquor on sale all hours is dumb – it’s not needed.
Let’s have sensible hours of business, say opening at 10am. If you need to drink before that time you’ve probably got a problem. Shutting at 1.30am – final!
Sale of liquor should be 10am to 7pm. Most workers knock off at round 5pm. If you’re not working then you’ve got all day to shop.
This would give workers and owners time for a break and for cleanup and restock, and for city workers to refresh the streets.