Hibiscus Coast revellers will be forced to celebrate Crate Day on private property this weekend, as authorities impose a temporary alcohol ban in parks and beaches, following two years of successful bans.
The 48 hour ban on Saturday and Sunday covers beaches, foreshore and reserves between Waiwera and Arkles Bay in north Auckland.
Crate Day was started by The Rock radio station to embark summer by sharing a crate of beers with mates.
However, many participants see it as a challenge to consume the whole crate alone, getting extremely drunk in the process.
Rodney locals are known to go hard on Crate Day, with mess left behind in public places playing a part in the ban (see photo) enforced by police and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.
Do you support the temporary liquor ban?
82.6% Yes - It fuels drunken shenanigans and leaves a mess behind82.6% Complete
17.4% No - It's a great way to see in the summer, let them have their fun!17.4% Complete
The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?
21.2% Yes, the $300 fine helps21.2% Complete
6.1% Yes, owners better understand the risks6.1% Complete
66.7% No, I still see dogs in hot cars66.7% Complete
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