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Drinking

Talks about the effects of "Six o'clock closing". Mentions Garden Bar in Ohaupo.

"You know today where you can walk in and out of a hotel, even as a woman on your own, and feel reasonably comfortable at sitting down and having a meal and a drink. In those days it just wasn't done"

Mentions parental attitude towards their children drinking. Mentions a popular drink called "Pimms".

"If you went to Waihi Beach, to the beach, you always stopped at Waikino Hotel"