If we oldies can get to bed at a respectable hour, there’s no need for pubs to stay open until dawn

January 23, 2015

Alf observes with some fascination the goings-on about boozing hours in Wellington.

The rejection of Wellington City Council plans for bar hours has implications for councils in other parts of the country. Hence it may affect the Tararua District Council’s thinking on what is allowable in its patch, and this in turn would affect Alf’s lifestyle.

This means that councils across the county (according to Radio NZ) may struggle to enforce any policies allowing bars to stay open beyond 4am.

Alf can advise his constituents (who are well aware of his habits, anyway) that his lifestyle certainly would not be affected by any requirement for pubs to shut by 4am, because at that hour he has long ago gone home to snuggle down with Mrs Grumble or (sometimes) be put to bed in the spare room.

 

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Another pretext for Labour bile

April 4, 2009

Uh, oh. Another medical mishap at Wellington Hospital. And another unfortunate pretext for Opposition politicking, no doubt.

The Dom-Post reports:

A newborn girl died after a lab test result revealing a deadly but treatable infection went missing at Wellington Hospital.

The mother complained about the midwife and being pressured to leave hospital early, but the health and disability commissioner ruled that it was the missing lab test that led to the baby’s death.

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