Crate Day

Nearly 40 people have had their say on proposed bylaw changes that would effectively ban "Crate Day" in Queenstown. Queenstown Lakes District Council staff have proposed changes that would ban drinking outdoors in the district's town centres and some other...

Crate Day crack down

Officers at the Queenstown Lakes District Council are calling for a district-wide alcohol ban in public places for National Crate Day and have suggested extending daily alcohol ban periods to minimise harm and offensive behaviour. About 300 people descended on...

Lawyer guns for Crate Day

A Queenstown lawyer's proposing a bylaw to ban Crate Day gatherings in the resort. Bryce Whiting says the unofficial summer opener is a "real hark back to the days of irresponsible drinking in New Zealand". About 300 people gathered on Queenstown's...

Booze clampdown call

City Hall faces a two-pronged front to tighten Queenstown's booze laws. Business lobby group DowntownQT and local police have joined forces to push for a 24-hour liquor ban in public areas. The two bodies met mayor Jim Boult last Monday, ahead...
The soppy '90s band Wet Wet Wet clearly didn't live in Queenstown. They sang Love Is All Around but in this place I reckon Booze Is All Around. Wine samples from a VW van parked in Beach Street. A floating bar moored...
Queenstown Police are floating the idea of a 24-hour ban on public drinking in the wake of last Saturday's Crate Day chaos in the resort. But Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says he hopes a total ban can be avoided...
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