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Booze sting Blues -
It appears “Sorry” is no longer the hardest to say.
SMITH Magazine, built a worldwide storytelling project "Six-
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Six words … Pablo Picasso’s "Everything you can imagine is real" is still memorable today. A childhood tongue twister “Sally sold seashells by the seashore” still trips up some. Six words. It’s not that many, not too cumbersome, ten seconds to voice… shouldn’t be that hard? Or is it? “Could I see your ID please?” is apparently now the hardest, albeit forgotten phrase in the news in 2015 for some licensed venue staff caught in various ‘stings’ across the country, and the penalties are harsh under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol law.
Just asking “Could I see your ID please?” seems of little inconvenience compared to serving alcohol to minors, risking the venue licence, paying a hefty fine, having a suspended managers certificate and ultimately the conversation with your Employer beginning with the hardest word… “Sorry”
A sting has caught four more businesses selling alcohol to under-
A Nelson bar and a Motueka supermarket will both have their liquor licences suspended for six days for selling alcohol to minors. Decisions from the New Zealand Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority will see Liquid Bar on Bridge St in Nelson, and New World in Motueka have their liquor licences and manager's licences temporarily suspended. The bar will be suspended from selling alcohol for six days, while its manager will have his certificate suspended for six weeks.
The two branches of upmarket supermarket chain Farro Fresh that had their liquor licences suspended had sold alcohol to minors. From the beginning of last year to now, 72 licensed premises had failed controlled purchase operations. And in the 11 months to December 2014, 51 off-
A senior Northland police officer is shocked three employees of off-
Checking ID, it's important. Why do some venue or business employees forget or neglect?