New Zealand actually had prohibition areas right up into the 1970s. (No alcohol sales. 'Dry' counties.) It used to be a referendum question at every election even when F got the right to vote in 1980. These days there are no dry counties and no referendum on alcohol temperance/prohibition.
For those in the know the ages of pubs is a giveaway as to which areas had prohibition, and when it ended.
In a tiny nearby settlement there are three pubs of venerable age. That hamlet was just outside the dry zone and never voted for prohibition. The big town on the other side of us here had been 'dry'. It now has a modern 'pub' owned by a licencing trust. Trusts were set up in many areas where prohibition ended. It seems the locals still didn't trust unregulated market forces to deliver temperate quantities of alcohol when the lid was lifted.
|Roughcast...of indeterminate age and modifications....|
|Look closely, the pub is inside the ban zone...|