Mum and Dad to decide if young Johnny gets booze

NZ Herald Aug 24, 2010

Under-18s wanting to drink at a private party, including after-balls, will need their parents’ permission under the Government’s alcohol reform package, and the host will need to police the level of drunkenness. Hosts supplying booze without the consent of the parents or failing to supervise the party adequately will incur a criminal conviction and a fine up to $2000. The proposal is one of several measures of the package, released yesterday following a comprehensive report from the Law Commission.