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The drinking age will stay at 18 years after MPs voted 68 to 53 in favour of keeping the status quo.
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28/09/2012 9:24:01 p.m.
Logical 18 year old student wrote:
Raising the alcohol consumption age to 20 will not deal with the strong drinking culture that is evident in this country. I am 18 years of old, however, if I believed that raising the age to 20 would solve the problem, I would be all for it. Speaking from common knowledge, I know for a fact that if the age was to be raised, house parties etc would grow in number. 92% of young people get there alcohol from people over the age of 20. Binge drinking has been evident within this country's culture for many years, and until this is addressed, nothing will change. Yes, smaller amounts of young people will be drinking in public, but is an 'out of sight out of mind' mentality what New Zealanders want?
5/09/2012 11:15:39 p.m.
Fair Kiwi wrote:
All these Governments care about is revenue gathering. If they put the age up it means less taxes. How many times have we heard them complaining about young ones over-drinking and drink-driving and then they hypocritically go against the public wishes. These members of parliament need to be held criminally responsible in a law court for the deaths of any more of our children.
Had enough of the incompetent drongo's.
3/09/2012 1:09:42 p.m.
Miss N wrote:
I don't about alcohol full-stop. I care about legalising cannabis. Alcohol kills. Everybody knows.
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