Saturday, December 22, 2001

NEW ZEALAND ACCIDENTALLY ENTERS PROHIBITION: No, really. Due to a typo. Apparently Parliament was rushing through an anti-public drinking law and got an "and" and an "or" confused. The New Zealand Herald has more:

The error [in the law] is in the clause defining a public place. It says:

"A place is a designated public place if it is ...

a) a public place in the district of a territorial authority and for which the territorial authority is responsible, or

b) is identified in an order made by a territorial authority ... "

The "or" should have read "and".

More here.

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