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Topic # 25436 21-Aug-2008 11:27
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if your going to the undie 500 event this weekend where you drive from christchurch to dunedin then you should read this:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4662680a11.html

there is gonna be traffic stops by police and police everywhere so you should obey the law and don't forget to have a good time.

also, there is an alcohol ban in place all throughout dunedin so if you take your alcohol outside your house onto the street you will be arrested with no warning as it says here:

http://www.critic.co.nz/about/news/485?page=3

it sucks police won't put any signs up for the alcohol ban because alot of people won't know. well i guess if people took the police to court then they would win because the police didn't put up any signage.

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  Reply # 158602 21-Aug-2008 11:41
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Everyone else should go hooning elsewhere as there will be no cops around Cool

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Reply # 158608 21-Aug-2008 11:56
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richgamer: well i guess if people took the police to court then they would win because the police didn't put up any signage.

yeah I totally agree 100%.

i guess people can steal cars, murder people, and spraypaint fences too.

the police wont be putting signage up for those either, and so people will win when they take the police to court and stuff.

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Reply # 158623 21-Aug-2008 12:25
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richgamer: it sucks police won't put any signs up for the alcohol ban because alot of people won't know. well i guess if people took the police to court then they would win because the police didn't put up any signage.

Given that police don't make laws or bylaws, it's not up to them to put up signs.  It's up to the lawmakers, whether that be central or local government.

In this case people would have to take the council to court as liquor bans are a bylaw.

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  Reply # 158626 21-Aug-2008 12:34
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Just don't go outside with an opened beverage. It's been like that for a while here.
The otago university 'code of conduct' also means that there will probably be less couch burning.

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  Reply # 158635 21-Aug-2008 12:50
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I was a student at Otago for a few years and enjoyed the odd bonfire in a back yard but never in the middle of the road. I don't mind at all the students having a good time and the undie 500 as a concept is a good idea. Unfortunately there are some that just want to come to Dunedin, smash things that don't belong to them, leave burnt furniture and broken glass everywhere which costs $$$$$ for the council to clean up.

The other thing is that if police left them to their own devices and a fire got out of hand and leveled a few houses or a pissed student fell into a bonfire and was seriously hurt or killed the police would be the first ones to be criticised by the media/public for not intervening sooner.


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  Reply # 158636 21-Aug-2008 12:52
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richgamer's public service announcement with my replies.

richgamer:
if your going to the undie 500 event this weekend where you drive from christchurch to dunedin then you should read this:


Are you going?



http://www.stuff.co.nz/4662680a11.html

there is gonna be traffic stops by police and police everywhere so you should obey the law and don't forget to have a good time.


Umm what's new here? I know that I obey the law and have a good time.


also, there is an alcohol ban in place all throughout dunedin so if you take your alcohol outside your house onto the street you will be arrested with no warning as it says here:

http://www.critic.co.nz/about/news/485?page=3


So what? Most major cities and towns now have by-laws that prohibit alcohol to be consumed and carried on the street. It is nothing new.


it sucks police won't put any signs up for the alcohol ban because alot of people won't know. well i guess if people took the police to court then they would win because the police didn't put up any signage.


As has already been mention, it is not the polices job to publicise by-laws. If you get arrested for drunken and disorderly behaviour, then I think a charge of carrying one bottle is the least of your worries. Anyway, if you have a good throwing arm and a few Molotov cocktails they will not come near you.

PS. This reply is very sarcastic, and I do not condone law breaking, or the use of Molotov cocktails.

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  Reply # 159094 23-Aug-2008 00:07
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Fossie: Just don't go outside with an opened beverage. It's been like that for a while here.
The otago university 'code of conduct' also means that there will probably be less couch burning.


Dang: there goes the neighbourhood.

Is it true half the Government went to Otago University?




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