Bar owner wants Easter liquor laws changed

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Establishments have to acquire special licenses to sell alcohol on Easter Sunday. Photo credit: File

An Auckland pub owner hopes the Joseph Parker fight will spark a change in Easter trading laws.

Establishments have to acquire special licenses for ticketed events to sell alcohol on Easter Sunday.

The Flying Moa owner Sarah-Lee Rashleigh says they were lucky to get one.

"Come Christmas-time and stuff, that may be a different story - people want to spend more time with their families. But Easter, " not everyone follows the same religion anymore".

"It doesn't really make any sense anymore to a lot of people. If it's their holiday, they should really be able to do what they choose."

Ms Rashleigh says the Flying Moa has sold 130 tickets to its event with special guest David Tua.

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