Booze bill down to the wire

Dominion Post 21 Oct 06 MPs face weeks of intense lobbying on whether to return the drinking age to 20 as a conscience vote looks likely to go down to …

Huge backing for higher drinking age

Press Release: Massey University  20 Oct 06 PALMERSTON NORTH – Three out of four New Zealanders say the legal drinking age should go back up from 18 to 20 – and nearly …

Alarm at number of siblings in care

Dominion Post 19 Oct 06 A family of 11 brothers and sisters all in foster care has alarmed experts, as new figures show more than 850 families have three or …

Nurses slam NZ’s binge-drinking carnage

Southland Times 18 October 2006 They have been sworn at and vomited on by the booze-fuelled brawlers and destructive drink-drivers who some of us call friends. They have worked through …

Crime, punishment, and a junk food diet

Sydney Morning Herald 16 Nov 06 The modern diet may be to blame for the increase in violent behaviour in Western society. An American study investigating the effects of omega-3 fatty acid …