Under the Liquor Sale and Supply Act, the legal age to purchase alcohol in New Zealand is 18. New Zealand is not of legal drinking age. In other words, although people under the age of 18 cannot legally buy alcohol themselves, they are legally allowed to consume alcohol. Also, the police may charge you if you have been a minor and/or underage in the pub if you are under 18. New Zealand‘s alcohol laws date back to 1840, when they were adopted by the British legal system. As in most countries, the first alcohol laws in New Zealand were largely influenced by beliefs at the time of their enactment. For example, it was once forbidden for Maōri to buy and consume alcohol. Table 4 shows important tests of the relationships between alcohol use in contexts and the risk of problematic outcomes. The table is divided into four sections, which focus on the risks of problems related to (A) alcohol use in each setting, (B) larger amounts in each setting (dose-response), © the association of lowered MPA with problems associated with each setting, and (D) the relationship between lowered MPA and dose-response. Sections A and B show the risks of alcohol consumption specific to the context prior to the MPA change.
Sections C and D show the MPA‘s associations with these relationships. The non-significant direct post-MPA effect presented below in the table shows that context-specific measures explained the statistically marginal effects otherwise associated with the reduced MPA. Table 2 presents the most important tests for determining whether respondents in the target age groups experienced different changes in alcohol consumption and contextual consumption after the reduction in MPA compared to other age categories. The top two sections show that alcohol consumption results differed across age groups and survey years, while the bottom section examines whether two broad age categories (16–17 and 18–19) showed different changes in MPA alcohol consumption than older or younger respondents. These latest results suggest that respondents aged 18 to 19 experienced a relative increase in the likelihood of drinking alcohol in the last year following MPA compared to other age groups. The post-ART phase also saw a significant increase in context use rates among 16–17 year olds (42 additional opportunities per year) and 18–19 year olds (34 additional opportunities) beyond changes in other age groups. These changes were distributed across contexts in different ways. Youth aged 16 to 17 drank more often at home (+22 times per year), at others at home (+12) and in other settings (+22). Young people aged 18 to 19 drank more often in pubs/discos (+15). The decrease in ASD was associated with increased frequency of alcohol use in all settings among 16- to 19-year-olds, with 16- to 17-year-olds more likely to use in social settings and 18- to 19-year-olds more likely to use in commercial settings, particularly pubs and nightclubs. Among 16- to 17-year-olds, the use of pubs and nightclubs for drinking has declined. Results for other demographic and economic covariates are presented as additional material available only on the Web.
Specification tests that predicted context-specific annual frequencies of 365 instead of 730 (for survey responses of “more than once a day”) yielded nearly identical results. An additional specification test, which also assessed the total frequency of consumption at 365, provided very similar results, except that the interaction of MPA with the 18–19 age group no longer had a significant association with the overall frequency (b = 18.89, z = 1.64). There is no age when it is illegal to drink alcohol in New Zealand. It is illegal for companies to discriminate against you on prohibited grounds set out in the Human Rights Act, including race, colour, sexual orientation (i.e. if you are heterosexual, gay, lesbian or bisexual) or because you have a disability, etc. In the 1980s, wineries in New Zealand, particularly in the Marlborough region, began producing an excellent Sauvignon Blanc that some critics described as unforgettable. “New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is like a child who inherits the best of both parents – the exotic aromas found in some New World Sauvignon Blancs, and the pungent, limestone acidity of an Old World Sauvignon Blanc like the Sancerre of the Loire Valley” (Oldman, p. 152). One reviewer said that drinking New Zealand‘s first Sauvignon Blanc was like having sex for the first time (Taber, p. 244).
“No other region of the world can compete with Marlborough, the northeastern corner of New Zealand‘s South Island that seems to be the best place in the world to grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes” (Taber, p. 244). Until the 1990s, the sale of alcohol outside the license was limited to hotels, bottle shops and private clubs to sell alcohol to go. In 1990, supermarkets were allowed to sell wine but not beer, but after changes in 1999, supermarkets and some small grocers were now allowed to extend their liquor licenses to sell both beer and wine. The 1999 law also legalized the sale of alcohol on Sundays for the first time in nearly 120 years.  Alcohol consumption was measured for 15 detailed consumption contexts. To simplify the analyses, they were divided into five categories: respondent‘s home, other people‘s homes, pubs/hotels/taverns as well as nightclubs, restaurants/cafes, and a residual category that includes all other contexts of alcohol consumption (including sports clubs, other clubs/gatherings, special events, theatres/films, workplaces, domestic air travel, private vehicles, sporting events and public places). For each context, each drinker reported the number of occasions they drank in each context in the past year (frequency) and the typical amount of alcohol consumed in each setting (drinks per occasion, DPO). Categorical indicators of typical frequency of alcohol consumption were converted to interval estimates, with the top category “more than once a day” coded 730 times per year. Total frequency of alcohol consumption was calculated as the sum of context-specific reports. As a result, a small proportion of individual respondents (1.3%) had an annual frequency of alcohol consumption of more than 730 occasions (up to 1,927). Specification testing has shown that the results presented here remained essentially unchanged when these values were Winsorized to 365 .
The law is based on the premise that parents should determine how and when their children are introduced to alcohol, so it is illegal for anyone to provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 without the consent of their parents or guardians. Alcohol is the most common recreational drug in New Zealand, and an important part of policing is responding to alcohol-related incidents. These include violent crime, homicide, impaired driving, domestic violence, safety of intoxicated persons or their environment. It depends on the nightclub‘s license and the “house rules”. You should check what the nightclub‘s license says about the drink. The reduction in MPA in New Zealand was linked to an increase in the proportion of drinkers aged 18 to 19, the frequency with which this age group drank in different settings, particularly in commercial contexts such as pubs/nightclubs (increasing on average 15 times a year) and the problematic risks associated with alcohol consumption in these settings. Among drinkers aged 16 to 17 years, decreased ASD was associated with more frequent alcohol use, higher alcohol consumption, and increased use in non-commercial social settings. These increases appear to have offset the improved effect of discontinuing pub/nightclub use (12 occasions on average per year), with higher frequencies and amounts of consumption associated with consumption at home (+22 opportunities), others at home (12 opportunities) and other consumption contexts (+22 opportunities). This shift towards informal access may also be related to the simultaneous policy change, which tightened photo identification and age requirements and increased penalties for sales to minors through commercial outlets. It is important to note that, contrary to the claims of proponents of MPA reduction [11–13], the risks associated with the problems have not been mitigated by changes in drinking patterns or the use of alcohol consumption contexts; Newly older drinkers, like all drinkers, reported higher risks of problems associated with drinking alcohol in bars after the reduction of MPA; Underage drinkers reported increased alcohol use and, inevitably, problems associated with alcohol use in non-commercial social settings. From a youth protection perspective, the natural experiment of reducing MPA appears to have failed, leading to increased alcohol consumption and more problems among 16- to 19-year-olds.
It is recommended to cooperate with the police. If you try to make false statements and the police find out you lied, you‘ll be in more legal trouble. At the turn of the 19th century, abstentionists from the United States and Britain quickly landed on the shores of the Kiwis. Temperance means moderating alcohol consumption.