MP JACINDA ARDERN CONFIRMS IF 18 YOU CAN BUY LIQUOR
As a reminder that New Zealand people are able to vote at 18 years of age for politicians, Jacinda Adern confirmed from the nation’s capitol, Wellington, toay that if you are 18 you are still allowed to buy your own liquor, if you produce appropriate ID.
You can also legally own a gun licence at 16 too. Jacinda never said that though. Farmers kids know that latter clarification of NZ’s current law.
At the moment, drinking is okay for a single person who is say, under 30, if at a rugby football match or if dining at a restaurant over a fine cuisine meal. If not doing those two things when drinking, you’re in major trouble of being an irresponsible drinker, is the vibe. So it was good that NZ’s politicians clarified that for citizens who can vote for them to even have a gig as their MP’s. People wonder why we’ve had record exodus of Kiwis in the last two years especially, hmmmmm.
Thank goodness for Jacinda and her peers then and this message from the nation’s capital.
Watch Jacinda, a promising politician of the future, who still has empathy in tact when she communicates. She’s a Kiwi honey bee in the nation’s beehive. Literally.
We have a really bad habit of teaching our young people to binge drink. Okay, we’re not as bad as rednecks drinking straight up moonshine by the gallon (lol!), yet people who deal with rehabilitating booze addicts say binge drinking is a big issue in NZ. Here’s a chance to drink more responsibly then, is the government’s message to Kiwi young adults.
[Incidentally in LA, last drinks at a club are at 1.50am. So, NZ kids who are hell bent on drinking at clubs, should count their lucky stars, they can dance longer than the 'uber cool' and body beautiful of Los Angeles. You don't need to drink, or drink to excess to get your groovy dance on though, a rising social skill in the world if you look at the most festive and happy cultures all dancing up a storm and celebrating life. There you have it!
If I was to be blunt and honest, politicians who are not getting the times, forget that we have the highest youth unemployment rate in NZ of all time. That means that the 55+ age group, who make up 25% of the population, yet who own 60%+ of property and the wealth, have drunk more than their fair share of liquor in NZ. Kids can't even afford food, let alone alcohol. If binge drinking is on the up with youth, it would be more of a protest to the tight times, rather than a normal occurrence of mature adults with opportunities and options, to drink more elegantly and in a more civilized manner. I did like this news story though. It alludes to the fact that young adult culture is not in famine conditions (irrespective of alcohol even entering that equation) and that young adults are actually encouraged in NZ. Rock on! Let's keep that vibe from the nation's capitol going while creating more jobs for young adults, better wages for young adults and stronger opportunities of inclusion for young adults in NZ right across society's board.
If we can responsibly include and expand young adults earning capability in NZ, then their drinking will be the least of politicians worries. Young adults will be too busy earning and growing the economy to want to do much else. Economic growth is exciting for kids, let's getting it going on!].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.8.12~