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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.