Liquor laws need action

Last updated 11:08 16/08/2012

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Once again we hear news of a young man beaten up outside the Retro Bar on the Kapiti Lights complex.

This area has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. On Sunday the 17 year old died in hospital from his injuries.

When is something going to be done about the liquor laws and the late hours that bars, shops, whatever are given free rein to sell their booze? We are becoming known for our drunken young men and women out of control in the streets.

Forget Coronation Street, instead watch Police Ten on Thursday nights. This will open your eyes to scenes and language of young, in some cases, very young youths and girls drunkenly screaming the crudest language at police officers who are trying to contain them.

Thousands of Kapiti residents protested about the water meters and the motorway - I wonder how many would be prepared to stand up and be counted on liquor licensing change.

Within that small area at Kapiti, there are three places with liquor licenses. Kapiti Licensing Authority at Kapiti Coast District Council has much to be answerable for.

Alaire Dunlop

Paraparaumu

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