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How can we clean up drunken chaos on our city streets?

Is drinking spoiling city centres for all? Photo / Thinkstock
Is drinking spoiling city centres for all? Photo / Thinkstock

Instant fines for drinking in public and earlier closing times for bars are among the options to be considered by a mayoral taskforce to curb the central city's drunken, noisy and violent image.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is today bringing together about 20 people from the police, inner city business, the hospitality industry, Maori and ethnic groups and the churches to consider ways of addressing anti-social behaviour.

The central city - Queen St and Karangahape Rd in particular - is gaining a dark reputation for alcohol-fuelled drunkenness, violence and profanity in the early hours.

What would you do to make Queen St and other city centres feel safe for all on a busy night out? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

- NZ Herald

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