Crate day passes uneventfully, police say

Police had an uneventful "crate day" in the South.

The annual event involves participants celebrating the first Saturday of summer by sharing or drinking a crate of beer — 12 large bottles or about nine litres.

A police spokeswoman said no arrests or issues were reported to police in Otago or Southland on Saturday.

She said a 48-hour liquor ban had been imposed on beaches and reserves around the country.

Disorderly behaviour in Queenstown in 2016 prompted police to put in place a 24-hour alcohol ban and there have been no reported issues as a result.

 

Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter