Fri, 31 Aug 2012 5:15a.m.
Parliament's decision to keep the alcohol purchase age at 18 has removed an effective way to curb problem drinking, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.
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4/09/2012 8:48:54 a.m.
Well done to the politicians on this vote. Splitting the age that people can buy alcohol was never going to address the real problem of binge drinking. What is needed is education not restriction in the consumption of alcohol. It will be interesting to see if the politicians can get that part right.
3/09/2012 9:05:13 a.m.
the weak kneed polititions are only worried about votes nothing else.
3/09/2012 4:07:26 a.m.
People of New Zealand do have a say' corncerning the health and safety of others where today's drinking episode may lead to a more dangerous zone if the 18-20 year old misbehaved..
The American approximately has one hundred and sixty million people and their drinking age and domains or of-license are still at 21..
New Zealand law should be firm like American..
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