Hello folks!This is a call to arms to all Beer Lovers from SOBA, the Society of Beer Advocates
You may already be aware, but Wellington City Council will be holding a vote in June to ban the consumption of alcohol in public. This knee jerk reaction to a few students in Newtown creating a bit of trouble will penalize the majority – you and me – and will have little effect on the already largered-up Media Studies undergrad. You or I sitting down at the sea front for a picnic and popping the cap on a Tuatara Ardennes, Three Boys IPA or Epic Lager could see arrest and potential criminal record following in short order. Not good!
For those of you in Auckland, Napier or elsewhere, you also should be equally concerned as these things have a habit of being copied by councils who like to be seen to be ‘doing things’.So what can you do?
You need to register your concern NOW. Submissions close on May 5th
It’ll take you less than 3 minutes and could have a lasting positive impact for Beer Lovers in NZ.
We’ve created a ‘pro-forma’ email that you can use (send it to firstname.lastname@example.org), adding your own comments and of course, your own name and details. You can find it at the SOBA website, here
where we’ve also included a link to our press release, some other articles on the matter and a link to the Council website where, if you prefer, you can use the Council’s own web form
to respond to this issue.
So what are you waiting for? SOBA’s here to fight for your rights, but we’ll only succeed if you lend your support where it counts!