"Alcohol sachets dismay"
Inspector Ben Offner, Police
Alcohol Harm Prevention Manager, says he is
see alcohol being sold in sachets.
"We're exploring our
options on how we can influenece their availability."
says it's disturbing that the product is clearly directed at
"Our young people have an infatuation with
intoxication - they drink to get
drunk. But when you
can't make sound decisions, or you fall over and hit
head, that's when the fun stops and the harm begins.
We, as a community,
should be helping young people make
sensible decisions around alcohol, not
finding ways for
them to get around the
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>