BREAKING NEWS
Rapper Eminem sues National over use of song in political ad ... Read more
Close
READER REPORT:

Changing Kiwi booze culture: Personal responsibility

DIANNA JONES
Last updated 12:30 13/02/2013
Woman street
BOOZE PLAN: Should we make it illegal to be drunk in a public place?

Related Links

Changing Kiwi booze culture: She won't be right, mate Changing Kiwi booze culture: Confessions of a teetotaller Changing Kiwi booze culture: Alcohol laws aren't working Change the Kiwi booze culture: Stop pre-loading Changing Kiwi booze culture: Ban the lolly waters Changing Kiwi booze culture: It starts with the drinker Changing Kiwi booze culture: Get tough on drunk teens Changing Kiwi booze culture: It's bad for us Changing Kiwi booze culture: No age limit needed Kiwi booze culture: It could be worse Booze culture: Is this the Kiwi dream? Kiwi booze culture: Show them what can happen Kiwi booze culture: Warn of the dangers Kiwi booze culture: Our MPs blew it Changing the Kiwi booze culture: Right motive, wrong method Kiwi booze culture: Breath tests for all drinkers Changing Kiwi booze culture: Time to address the elephant in the pub Kiwi booze culture: Warning labels will work Kiwi booze culture: Changes are needed Kiwi booze culture: It is that bad Kiwi booze culture: Bars must close earlier Kiwi booze culture: Cut the PC talk

Relevant offers

Changing the Kiwi booze culture

Changing our booze culture: Start with the parents Changing the booze culture: Have fun without alcohol Changing the booze culture: Time to take responsibility Changing Kiwi booze culture: Personal responsibility Kiwi booze culture: Bars must close earlier Kiwi booze culture: Cut the PC talk Kiwi booze culture: It is that bad 'I'm sick of the booze debate' Kiwi booze culture: Changes are needed Kiwi booze culture: Warning labels will work

New Zealand may have a binge drinking problem, but it all comes down to personal responsibility.

A bar owner can be fined for having a drunk person in their bar, but there is no come back on the person for getting drunk in the first place.

If they refuse to leave the bar and the police get called, it is the bar owner once again that is at fault.

Why is it that New Zealand has no consequences for an individual's own actions? We always have to pass new laws or make new rules that affect the rest of society for the actions of a few.

A law that made it illegal to be drunk in a public place would certainly help to control the drunkennes that occurs.

Put it back on the binge drinkers not the rest of us.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content