matters of substance
Captain Cook brewsbeer, ﬂavoured withrimu leaves and bark,while harboured at ShipCove in QueenCharlotte Sound.
First commercialbrewery isestablished in
First alcohol tax byBritish ColonialSecretary LordNormandy.It excludes beer.
First temperancemovement meetingis held in the Bay of Islands.
Licensing Act ispassed, prohibitingthe sale of liquor if two-thirds of residents petitionedagainst sale.
King Country Te RohePötae is declared aspecial Mäori ‘nolicence’ district. Localsvoted to restorelicences in 1954.
Alcoholic Liquors SaleControl Act is passed,making licensing areasconsistent withelectorates andallowed for licensingpolls to be held everyelection.
Masterton declaresitself a dry zone andall pubs close. Nonereopen until 1946.
Nationwidereferendum is heldon prohibition of alcohol. 56 percentvote in favour of prohibition, shy of the 60 percentneeded for it tobecome law.
A law forces pubs toclose at 6pm as atemporary wartimemeasure. Thisremains for thenext 50 years.
240,000 signaturepetition calling for prohibition ispresented toParliament.
Votes of 32,0000New Zealand soldiersreturning from WWIstop the passage of prohibition.
Workers in Greymouthboycott local pubs for four and a half monthsafter they raise theprice of beer.
Arnold Nordmeyer’s‘Black Budget’ increasestax on beer.