The NZ Herald has a nice little hit job on the government today accusing them of being nanny statist.
In many respect they may be right , but have a look at the list they have to justify their hit job:
National’s nanny moves
â˘ Can’t buy beer and wine from dairies and convenience stores.
â˘ Bars no longer allowed to advertise discounts over 25%.
â˘ Can’t buy beer from bottle stores after 11pm and in bars after 4am.
â˘ Minors need express consent from parents to drink.
â˘ Plain packets for cigarettes (proposed).
â˘ Speed tolerance cut to 4km/h.
â˘ Breath-alcohol limit lowered.
â˘ Mobile phone use banned in cars.
â˘ Licence to hunt specific types of game animals.
â˘ Snapper catch reduced (proposed).
â˘ Fines for not fencing permanent paddling pools (proposed).
Health and welfare
â˘ Raising age for child booster seats from 5 to 7.
â˘ Harder to get cold medicine with pseudoephedrine.
â˘ Beneficiaries’ non-school-age kids must be enrolled in early childhood education and doctor’s clinic.
â˘ 16- and 17-year-old beneficiaries have an adult assigned to them who pays their bills and handles their money.Â Read more »