One-third of Kiwis binge drink, despite new data showing New Zealanders are drinking much less than 20 years ago.
A recent study in medical journal The Lancet shows Kiwis' average alcohol consumption fell, yet people older than 15 were still drinking around three standard drinks, or three bottles of four per cent beer a day.
The trend towards decreased drinking is driven in part by health-conscious millennials. Bay of Plenty Times Weekend writer Dawn Picken also found locals in other age groups cutting back or cutting out booze.

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