READER REPORT:

Changing our booze culture: Shut the bars earlier

SHANNON HALLIDAY
Last updated 05:00 11/12/2012
Courtenay Place
Fairfax NZ
PARTY TIME: With bars open until the early hours of the morning, young people are often party all night.

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I have a problem with binge drinking and while I take full responsibility for the fact that I over indulge, it is far too easy in New Zealand to drink all through the night.

There have been times when I have been walking to work in the morning and have seen people staggering out of bars or pubs totally wasted.

New Zealand needs to wise up and put a sensible time limit on drinking establishments. In the UK it is pretty much guaranteed that if you are in a bar or pub it will close about 1am and a club at 3am. Yet in New Zealand we have clubs open until 5am and later, which doesn't help anyone

In New Zealand people pre-drink -often to save money - then go out late and stay out late.

The earlier places close, the earlier people will head in to town and the earlier they will go home.


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