• A pub crawl through New Zealand history: Five long-standing pubs to visit around the country

    2 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    These five historical pubs have have survived the gold rush and the six o'clock swill. They are well worth a visit for those who wish to soak up some New Zealand history with a cold one in hand. In 1894 New Zealand had 1,1719 licensed premises serving a population of well under one million. A new book by Peter Janssen, New Zealand Pubs: 175 classic pubs to visit, is a guide to the best historic pubs (built before '67 and before the six o'clock swill) still standing today. Janssen explores how New Zealand's drinking culture has been shaped by events such as the gold rush, an influenza...
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