Story: Liquor laws

Prohibition referendums (1st of 3)

Prohibition referendums

In 1910 Parliament legislated for a new liquor licensing referendum to be held with every general election. Between 1911 and 1987, 24 referendums on liquor were held. An additional two referendums were held on the six o'clock closing of bars in 1949 and 1967.

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Sources: Stephen Levine and Nigel S. Roberts, ‘The New Zealand electoral referendum and general election of 1993.’Election Studies 13, no. 3 (September 1994), p. 246; Jonathan Boston and others, New Zealand under MMP: a new politics? Auckland: University of Auckland Press and Bridget Williams Books, 1996, p. 23.

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Paul Christoffel, 'Liquor laws - The temperance influence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2014