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Rebecca Williams: Alcohol vendors share blame for drink-related harm
Rebecca Williams: Alcohol vendors share blame for drink-related harm

Research has found that alcohol increases aggression more than any other psychoactive substance, and thus the risk of violence…

Jenesa Jeram: Irresponsible drinkers give alcohol a bad name

Some New Zealanders are downright idiots when they drink. From couch burning to drunken brawls to smashing bottles in the…

When should you talk to your kids about alcohol?

Having the "booze talk" with kids before they take their first sip of alcohol is crucial - and that moment comes earlier…

Bars to open for Rugby World Cup games

Bars will be allowed to open for every Rugby World Cup game - not just All Blacks matches - under a new bill that passed…

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Fight night live-streamers stopped Fight night live-streamers stopped

Event organisers have stopped people attempting to…

Firefighters battle large Auckland house fire Firefighters battle large Auckland house fire

Firefighters are battling a large house fire north…

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Dita De Boni: Key and co playing drinking games
Dita De Boni: Key and co playing drinking games

Before last week, we had a bunch of laws that attempted to mitigate just some of the harmful effects of free and easy alcohol…

Mike Hosking: Greens are 'anti-fun wowsers'
Mike Hosking: Greens are 'anti-fun wowsers'

What a bunch of anti-fun wowsers the Greens are for blocking a bill to allow pubs to remain open during the World Cup, writes…

Grant Barnes: Rugby World Cup licensing challenges
Grant Barnes: Rugby World Cup licensing challenges

The Rugby World Cup 2015 is less than two months away and everyone's excited at the prospect of coming together and cheering…

Cathy Casey: Alcohol sachets must be banned
Cathy Casey: Alcohol sachets must be banned

Cathy Casey of the Eden Park Community Liaison Group looks at the importation of alcohol sachets which can be hidden and…

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Low-alcohol drinks tipped to gain fans
Low-alcohol drinks tipped to gain fans

Some punters anxious to avoid penalties under the new drink-drive limits are expected to acquire a taste…

Grab a pint ... of water

Water is being marketed as a spoof beer brand in the latest campaign aimed to curb problem drinking in New Zealand.

Ice death: DHB criticised

The chief coroner has criticised a doctor and a DHB for failing to notify him about a man who died after doing the ice challenge…

Man dies after ice, drink game

A man suffered a heart attack and died after a heavy drinking session during which he had a bucket of ice poured over his…

Kerre McIvor: Booze barons threatened by charity month
Kerre McIvor: Booze barons threatened by charity month

I'm sure a number of you have been tapped up by earnest, clear-eyed friends who've pledged to go "dry"…

Kiwi star's decision to abstain

Actor Jono Kenyon reveals the painful family secret behind his decision to join thousands around the country going without…

Mrs D is going without

The wife of TVNZ's political editor Corin Dann will front the network's Sunday programme tonight to talk about her battle…

Call for ban on new liquor stores

A two-year ban on new liquor stores in Auckland's CBD is being proposed by the council in its newly released draft alcohol…

Bali 'arak' warning from travel insurer

A travel insurer has warned tourists about the risk of drinking arak, a locally made alcohol in Bali.

New liquor laws proving effective
New liquor laws proving effective

Police are having success getting young drunks off the streets as new liquor laws make an impact on…

Govt refuses to set minimum price on alcohol

Justice Minister Judith Collins says Government will not set a minimum price on alcohol because it would penalise moderate…

Drinking age linked to rise in crash risk

Lowering the alcohol purchase age has been linked to a long-term increase in the chance of drunk drivers aged 18 or 19 being…

Note to self: stop drinking

You're in a bar having a few drinks - and then you get a text message from yourself saying it's time to go home.

High-rise warning after teen's death

A drunk teenager's deadly eight-storey fall from a Wellington apartment building has prompted a warning for suburban youths…

Video of boy sculling drink sparks probe
Video of boy sculling drink sparks probe

CYF is investigating a video in which a boy, 6, is seen sculling from a Heineken bottle as part of a…

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