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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

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

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
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
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 released draft alcohol…

Bali 'arak' warning from travel insurer
Bali 'arak' warning from travel insurer

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

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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
High-rise warning after teen's death

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

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

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

Cops wield new powers against alcohol
Cops wield new powers against alcohol

Police in Otago have already utilised new powers aimed at curbing alcohol-related disorder, with at…

Alcopops targeted at teens

Sachets of alcohol designed to be slipped discreetly into purses and pockets are being sold in liquor stores, alarming police…

New laws curb drunken disorder

New alcohol laws have had a promising start with a quiet night reported on the last Friday before Christmas.

Making it through the night

It's 3am on Thursday in central Auckland and a young woman, pale and unaware of her surroundings, clutches her bag of McDonald's…

Mix and mingle without booze: comedian

Comedian Guy Williams is used to being the sober one at a party. He has never drunk alcohol, except the occasional beer…

Police tiptoe on new alcohol laws
Police tiptoe on new alcohol laws

Police in central Auckland issued a handful of infringement notices early yesterday morning as sweeping…

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