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Drinking age linked to rise in crash risk
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

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

National

Public warned not to help suspect Public warned not to help suspect

Police have warned people not to help a suspected…

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed' Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back…

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Police appalled by drinking
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
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 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 least three people in…

Drinking debate

Alcopops targeted at teens
Alcopops targeted at teens

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

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…

Shocks in teen-drinkers study

A new study has shown that a major contributor to alcohol-related harm among underage drinkers is their older mates supplying…

When 'cool dad' goes bad

A funny portrayal of a "cool dad" in a television ad about under-18s drinking has won praise for challenging parents' thinking…

Students tested for grog

Students at a top Auckland secondary school were breath tested for alcohol as they arrived for their final day at school…

Ladies' nights out let Kiwi women drown sorrows

Student bar Shadows, at the University of Auckland campus, is sparsely populated at 10pm on a Wednesday. Three groups of…

Career women fight evil genie in a bottle
Career women fight evil genie in a bottle

One mojito, two mojitos, three mojitos ... FLOOR! The message in a popular birthday card shows how ubiquitous…

More liquor outlets = more violence

A study has shown the effect that having more liquor outlets has on specific areas, suggesting a one-size-fits-all alcohol…

Brian Rudman: Young drunks a blight on 'world's most liveable city'

While Auckland councillors struggle to come up with a polite way of moving beggars off downtown pavements, the much larger…

'No right' to be near a car

When a Rotorua woman who drove into two pedestrians tried to explain to a judge she'd only had two glasses of wine, he asked…

Drink bans target nuisance revelry

Noisy night patrons of a student bar on Massey University's Albany campus are targets of new liquor controls for nearby…

Ex-sponsor hits out at drinking culture
Ex-sponsor hits out at drinking culture

Sponsorship for local sports clubs will dry up if the drinking culture attached to Saturday events is…

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Your Views

Who are your coolest Kiwis?
Who are your coolest Kiwis?

From pop stars and artists to inventors and war heroes, the New Zealand Herald compiled a list of…

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Youth

Social worker sacked over missing child
Social worker sacked over missing child

A social worker who failed to tell his superiors that a child in their care was missing was rightly sacked, the Employment…

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