From The Dominion:
Trying to curb binge drinking is presently exercising the minds of MPs, who are in the midst of passing the Alcohol Reform Bill.
It introduces some measures, such as restricting liquor outlets and giving communities greater control over licences and opening hours, but is just a tiny part of the solution.
The overriding problem is that too many New Zealanders regard alcohol as something to be consumed with the sole aim of getting drunk. That will not be overcome by changing the law, but by changing the culture.
Yes, we know we have a major booze culture problem. We know we need to change more than laws.
But how do we change our booze culture?