Posts Tagged ‘drinking age’

Alcohol distraction

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, August 30th, 2012 - 68 comments

Today MPs will have a conscience vote on the drinking age. But National won’t be moving on anything that will hurt the alcohol industry, even though action on price and advertising is what’s really needed to make a difference to New Zealand’s alcohol problem.

Update: And remain at 18 it is.

Raise the drinking age

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, July 1st, 2010 - 101 comments

I was neutral in the debate on lowering the drinking age back in 1999. There were arguments on both sides. But ten years later it is clear that the experiment has failed. There have been several recent calls to raise the drinking age and take other effective action to restrict the damage that alcohol causes in NZ. Come on Key – show some leadership.

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