Story: Alcohol

Youth drinking

As this 2008 television report shows, a culture of binge drinking has developed among young New Zealanders, and in the 2000s was increasingly involving young women as well as young men. Young women have become attracted particularly to RTDs (ready-to-drinks), sweet spirits-based mixes, which are regarded as more feminine than the beer consumed by males.

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Jock Phillips, 'Alcohol - Drinking patterns and social impacts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/40693/youth-drinking (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 13 Apr 2016