Having a fantastic holiday in the Soputh Island, 10 days in... Hit our first snag today. Whenever we eat at a Restaurant we tend to buy a Bottle of wine at the Restaurant rather than BYO. The reason being that it puts a few more $$ into the local Business owners. Today we bought a Bottle for $32- at a Restaurant which would onlyhave cost $16- at a Bottle Shop (Off Licence) + $5- "Corkage". Obviously it is more economical to BYO but for reason above, thats OK.. . So we drank 75% of the Bottle and was about to take home the remaining 25%.. At this point we were told that we couldnt take the Bottle. Option 1, leave it there and what do they do with it.?....... Option 2, Drink it there and then which probably would have taken 1 or both of us over the .04% Blood alcohol limit.... It seems ridiculous that you cannot take what you dont drink, its not like we would be drinking it in the street, we would be drinking it after getting home safely. .. We have done the "takeaway" maybe 3 times already in NZ, without being told otherwise so what is the correct ruling on this. . If we had done the BYO option then apparently its OK to take home whatever you dont drink.. I cannot comprehend why one cannot take what one has paid for.