Story: Child and youth health

Funeral of James Webster, 2010

Funeral of James Webster, 2010

King's College student James Webster (16) died from alcohol poisoning in 2010 after drinking an excessive amount of vodka. The tragedy highlighted what some commentators described as New Zealand's binge-drinking culture. This is the funeral cortege leaving King's College.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Youth health issues', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018