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Bars to open for Rugby World Cup games
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…

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'

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

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

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Ape 'clamped on' - Kiwi tourist relives attack Ape 'clamped on' - Kiwi tourist relives attack

Hurt trekker hopes mother Orang-utan will not be punished…

Kiwis in group guide died protecting Kiwis in group guide died protecting

Five New Zealanders were shielded from a marauding…

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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…

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 for lower-alcohol…

Grab a pint ... of water
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
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…

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Man dies after ice, drink game
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…

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" for July as a fundraising…

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
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…

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

Police are having success getting young drunks off the streets as new liquor laws make an impact on the country's late-night…

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
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…

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

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

Police appalled by drinking

Police say they are appalled that adults supplied a young boy with alcohol and concerned he was re-victimised when footage…

An eye out for sneaky sips

Stadium officials will be on the lookout for pocket-sized sachets of alcohol they say will be easy to smuggle into sporting…

New alcohol laws: 'Huge volume' of people on street
New alcohol laws: 'Huge volume' of people on street

Police are calling the first weekend under new alcohol laws a success, but Hospitality New Zealand says…

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