The Law Commission of New Zealand has released a consultation paper on reforming the country's liquor laws
"Many New Zealanders drink alcohol for enjoyment and relaxation. While the moderate use of alcohol can be a positive aspect of our lives, a significant minority of drinkers drink excessively."
"This culture of harmful drinking among some New Zealanders has consequences for us all."
"These include health costs, law and order costs and accident compensation costs, among others."
"The evidence of alcohol-related harms along with some preliminary ideas for reform of the law, is presented in 'Alcohol in Our Lives', a public Issues Paper released by the Law Commission."
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