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Do there need to be greater restrictions on supermarket liquor sales?


There have been calls for greater restrictions on how supermarkets sell alcohol - such as a ban on merchandising near the entrance or at checkouts.

But the main provisions of the Alcohol Reform Bill are likely to be mostly unchanged, including a split age of 18 and 20 for buying alcohol, greater powers for local communities, and cracking down on the supply of booze at parties including after-ball functions.

The bill, which followed a comprehensive report from the Law Commission, is expected to be reported back from the justice select committee and tabled in Parliament today. It is almost certain to exclude mechanisms for higher alcohol prices and stronger restrictions on alcohol advertising, despite a strong push for these by public health advocates.

Does there need to be greater restrictions on supermarket liquor sales? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

- NZ Herald

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