Shake-up targets drink culture

NZ Herald Jul 31, 2009

Any more than two drinks should put drivers over the legal limit, says a report heralding the country’s biggest alcohol law reforms in 20 years. “By international standards New Zealand’s record in this area is lamentable,” says the Law Commission report, which suggests a raft of law changes to curb binge-drinking.

The report, Alcohol in Our Lives, says the country needs to consider sweeping changes, including more taxes on alcohol, greater restrictions and powers around licensing, shorter opening hours for pubs and changes to the purchasing age.