Raising the drinking age from 18 to 20

 As a Student I have been studying the issue of alcohol harm in New Zealand. I believe that because of the high rate of alcohol harm that the drinking age should be raised back to 20. This is supported by the fact that Parliament voted 72-49 against a private member’s bill by former Hamilton West MP Martin Gallagher to raise the drinking age back to 20 in 2006. This shows there is a support to raise the drinking age. Many people in our community are impacted by alcohol harm and one way to address this would be to raise the drinking age to 20. Please help our community and the young lives of those who consume alcohol live a healthy, safe responsible life and be able to consume alcohol sensible.

If you wish to agree with the possible law change of raising the drinking age from 18 up to 20 years of age please sign below.