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Independent Liquor silent on 9yo Cody RTD drinker

Cody's, the preferred drink of weed smoking 9yo maori kids in Hamilton

Cody’s, the preferred drink of weed smoking 9yo maori kids in Hamilton

Sometimes the strategy is to stay silent and hope the problem goes away, or that no one notices it.

That seems to be the path Independent Liquor and RTD producer of the tipple of choice of Hamilton’s 9 year olds – Cody’s Bourbon & Cola, is taking.

Problem for Independent Liquor is that the story is not going away, if anything will continue to bubble away for some time to comeRead more »

BREAKING: Internet censorship of 9 year old drunk [UPDATED]

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Of course, trying to censor the Internet doesn’t work.  The video is up all over the place in various incarnations. Read more »

Our Pinko Mate on Socialist Bars

David Farrar interrupts his travel blog to have a sook about police not wanting to waste resources on policing drunken bogans after 3am. The rest of us have to subsidise him and his mates if they want to stay out to 3am boozing.

I wish the Police would stick to their jobs and not try to become like the Mutaween. It is not their job to decide people must stop dancing in town by 3 am.
I’ve often been in town after 3 am. You may be at a function until around 11 pm, and then want to head out with a few friends to carry on talking and drinking. We’re not being rowdy, not drunk, not causing problems – just enjoying some drinks and conversation. On other occasions we may mix that in with some dancing, which you know is legal and okay to do after 3 am.  Read more »

Police investigating Independent Liqour’s The Mill

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It’s never a good look for a company to ignore solutions to problems handed to them on a plate – especially from a person they said was a poor parent. But that’s what’s happened.

Big Booze company Independent Liquor copped it in the slats for selling its Red Square Vodka online to kids via it solely owned The Mill outlet.  The Mill’s GM Bevan Seddon told Gavin Holmes that as a parent, he should be responsible for his lying son. Nice work Bevan.

But Gavin Holmes wasn’t done with Independent Liquor. He has come back and thrown the cat among the pigeons by asking them why they don’t adopt a Department of Internal Affairs Initiative to stop kids buying booze online.  Read more »