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Over the Limit: We need to know more about how, what, where and why we’re drinking (Article from Stuff)

05/07/2020

Whether it’s a mild hangover, a booze blackout, or full-blown addiction, most Kiwis know all too well the harm alcohol can cause. Over the Limit takes a close look at that harm, and why we drink the way we do. Full Article at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/117475411/over-the-limit-we-need-to-know-more-about-how-what-where-and-why-were-drinking

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The drinking age – 20 years on (Article from ODT)

29/02/2020

Twenty years after the legal drinking age was lowered, alcohol continues to harm young people. Should the age limit go back up? Bruce Munro finds some surprises, good and bad, that suggest their own solutions. Full Article at: https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/drinking-age-20-years

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Research shows speaking te reo Māori helps protect against harmful drinking (Article from Stuff)

06/01/2020

Connecting with his Māori heritage helped Andre Matthews give up alcohol and other drugs. Thirteen years on, he’s not only still clean, but managing a programme which helps others beat addiction. New research shows te reo Māori helps protect against dangerous drinking – but it’s not a silver bullet. Full Article at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/116768900/research-shows-speaking-te-reo-mori-helps-protect-against-harmful-drinking

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Figures reveal one in five Kiwis are hazardous drinkers (Article from Newshub)

11/11/2019

New figures reveal a significant increase in the amount Kiwis are drinking, and it’s causing concern from experts. One in five Kiwis are classified as hazardous drinkers, and there are calls for the Government to raise the cost of raising a glass. Full Article at: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2019/11/figures-reveal-one-in-five-kiwis-are-hazardous-drinkers.html

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What it’s like to be sober at New Zealand’s drunkest university (Article from The Spinoff)

05/09/2019

Being a student means exam panic, crappy flats and getting wasted, a lot. So what does that mean for non-drinkers? Chelle Fitzgerald talks to Otago University students who gave up the drink. Full Article at: https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/07-09-2019/what-its-like-to-be-sober-at-new-zealands-drunkest-university/

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Hazardous rise in drinking seen among Kiwi baby boomers, research finds (Article from 1 News)

26/07/2019

We often give young people a hard time for drinking too much, but a new piece of research says we also need to think about our boozey boomers. Full Article at: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/hazardous-rise-in-drinking-seen-among-kiwi-baby-boomers-research-finds

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