A sensible editorial from the Dom Post on the drinking age:
Responsible New Zealanders – and most are, most of the time – should not be penalised for the over-indulgence of a few.
But MPs like to be seen to be doing at least something, even if it does not work. They might thus be able to persuade themselves that if they vote to lift the legal drinking age to 20 again they will have helped lessen the carnage that police, in particular, encounter on the streets of every town and city at weekends in particular.
Our binge-drinking culture is truly the issue that needs tackling.