max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Alcohol by post a social policy blunder.

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Health Coalition Aotearoa is drawing a connection between online sales of spirits and the rise in reports of family harm during the lockdown.

Spokesperson Sally Casswell says the government made a mistake allowing online sales of spirits during the lockdown and it should reverse the decision.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, the coalition says while it’s easy to think of people sipping an occasional gin and tonic, that’s not how most alcohol is consumed in New Zealand, with almost half drunk in the sort of heavy sessions that increase disinhibition and the risk of violence.

New Zealand research shows alcohol is a major factor in domestic violence statistics, increasing its likelihood and severity.

Professor Casswell says there is also disproportionate and unequal harm done by alcohol among Māori that must be addressed as part of the crown’s Treaty of Waitangi obligations.

Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Facebook Post 1-01 (1)-242TMP2
KIKO - Ka Puta (Official Video)
OPINION: The power of sorry
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It was difficult to not weep at the formal apology for the Dawn Raids.
OPINION: Another month and more Oranga Tamariki damage revealed
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More public reports released this week showing abuse still occurring by Oranga Tamariki staff towards vulnerable children is just another damming indictment of a pākehā based welfare system with hollow values that are obscenely counter productive.
OPINION: Unpacking race based politics
Everyone knows that the politics of race can, has, and will impact on the mood and sentiment of voters heading to the polls.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am