Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2015 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Bill
I do not believe that it is anything but churlish to deny New Zealanders the opportunity to watch the rugby in a pub or club, surrounded by their friends, So I ask why responsible New Zealand adults should not be able to enjoy watching the game amongst friends and families over breakfast perhaps, or coffee perhaps, or perhaps a pint in the fabulous clubs and pubs that our community is lucky to have.
The high cost of (not) stopping people getting high
Prohibition of marijuana, just like prohibition of alcohol before it, has been a costly failure. Treasury’s informal estimate of the cost is over $300 million per year and the benefits to date, in terms of reduction in usage, are modest.