(for overseas readers, "the longest drink in town" is an iconic New Zealand milkshake cup).
The column is about the sweet deal oil companies get to drill in New Zealand, and the risk/expense of the public and the environment. Couldn't resist referencing one of my favourite films.
In unrelated news, I picked up a few bottles of Quina Fina Tonic Water, a damn fine tonic. These will take my G&T game to a whole new level. Gin and tonics are in my blood; my grandmother drives around with an emergency bottle of gin in the backseat.