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.


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