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Are Easter Drinking Laws archaic?

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Over 36,000 New Zealanders work in the hospitality industry, according to Statistics NZ. Pexels

To drink in bars on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, you have to have a full sized meal

A Christchurch Hospitality worker says it's unfair people in Dunedin can drink in bars this weekend for Ed Sheeran but the rest of the country can't.

To drink in a bar or restaurant on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, you must have a full size meal.

Some Dunedin bars have been given a special license for the Ed Sheeran concerts.

Hospitality worker Louise Pidcock has launched a petition calling for a change to Easter Alcohol laws.

Pidcock says the law is archaic and a slap in the face for a progressive secular country.

She says this law doesn't reflect the current New Zealand society.