RTD makers pushing booze at kids in Government crosshairs still


I’ve posted before about the targeting of RTDs towards kids.

Angela Dalton of the Manurewa Local Board is hot on the issue and seeks to have Auckland Local Alcohol Policy reflect the concerns of the local communities where this liquid panty remover is being pushed onto kids.

Judith Collins is watching closely the impact of Big Booze’s Voluntary Industry Code on RTDs. She won’t be impressed with this headline ‘Little effect from RTD alcohol limits’.

Seems the booze boys at Independent Liquor and spin weasel Mark Unsworth’s efforts to pull the wool over the Minister’s eyes are coming unravelled. 

Here’s some lines from the coal face;


Meanwhile the Massey University study mentioned in the article had this to say;

“…the number of young girls who drank at least 8 drinks in a sitting had almost doubled since 2004. The increase was attributed to the introduction of RTDs, which have been criticised for targeting younger patrons with their colourful labelling and sweet taste.”


“Lolly-water Rulz”

Mmm lolly water rules? Let’s see how that’s going to work out.

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