Liquor law changes - readers react
Top Debate 2:47 PM Tuesday Aug 24, 2010

There has been mixed reaction to the Government's proposed changes to liquor laws, but most Herald readers say more needs to be done.

The Government has announced a raft of proposed changes to liquor laws, aiming to reduce harm to young people while leaving "responsible New Zealanders" free to make their own decisions about the way they drink.

The changes will affect where and when alcohol can be bought and the Government is proposing splitting the purchase age - leaving it at 18 for drinking in bars, and raising it to 20 for buying alcohol in supermarkets and other outlets.

However, the changes will not affect pricing, a key complaint from many service providers, such as the Salvation Army.

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