Labour continues lie and media are dumb

Quiet battler confronts electorate’s booze woeThe booze culture Labour MP George Hawkins remembers from growing up in “dry” Mt Eden is vastly different from what it is in his Manurewa electorate.
It was the habit of young men to head home on the trolley bus after six o’clock…
[NZ Politics]

George Hawkins is trying desperately to fend of criticism of the Clarkgovernment and Helen Clark blamed Mr Singh for his own demise by suggesting that Manukau was awash with liquor. How ever the virtual reality in Manukau supplied by Ms Clarks over active imagination is  not supported by the facts. Even the media can’t get simple facts right like the name of the city as they attempt to protray liquor as the problem. Manukau is 2nd “driest” in the Auckland region. Clearly simple comprehension of statistics isn’t the strong point of professional journalists.:

WHISKY GALORE

Manukau City
Licensed premises:502
Population:328,968

One for every 655 people

North Shore
Licensed premises:468
Population:220,300

One for every 470

Waitakere
Licensed premises:277
Population:190,000

One for every 685

Papakura
Licensed premises:84
Population:45,600
One for every 542

Auckland City
Licensed premises:2079
Population:401,500

One for every 193

Hamilton
Licensed premises:287
Population: 135,000

One for every 470 people

Tauranga
Licensed premises:323
Population:106,000

One for every 328 people

Wellington
Licensed premises:697
Population:190,500

One for every 273 people

Sources:
District Licensing Agencies, Manukau District Council, Auckland District Council, Papakura District Council

So what do these show? Well either Clark is not briefed properly or she obfuscates on purpose. Simply put the facts don’t match so one can only conclude that Clark and other are simply trying to place a smokescreen and are unwilling to say what they must surely be thinking.

That alcohol and Pacific Peoples do not go well together and we need intervention like in Northern Territory.

They won’t say that but the facts don’t support their reality thus there must be some other underlying thing they are not saying. WOBh is saying it.

  • Strutta

    While HC and the media are focusing on cheap booze, there are one or two facts that seem to have been buried under the hype. The ratbags that killed Mr. Singh were not drunk nor did they steal booze but rather cash and other negotiable items. Also, the hit and run lot were not drunk neither was the arsehole that bashed the 80 year-old. So why all this debate about liquor stores? deflection from the real issues I reckon.

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