North Shore Times : January 21st 2010
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This would mean 18-year-olds would only be allowed to drink in bars and clubs and would not be able to buy alcohol from supermarkets or liquor stores Restricting RTD alcohol content to 5 percent Making it an offence for anyone other than a parent or guardian to provide alcohol to an under 18-year- old without a parent's or guardian's consent Enabling communities to adopt a local alcohol policy that could determine the concentration, location and hours of alcohol outlets in their area. Imposing maximum operating hours between 7am and 11pm for off-licences and 8am to 4am for on- licences Improving public education and treatment services for people with dependency issues. There s one month left to have your say on major proposed changes to liquor legislation. The government is calling for submissions on its Alcohol Reform Bill, which had its first reading passed in parliament in November. Suggestions include changes to the legal drinking age, the alcohol content in RTDs and alcohol outlets trading hours. Thousands of people are expected to make written and oral submissions on the bill, which is the first major alcohol-related legislation since the 1989 Sale of Liquor Act. Alcohol Healthwatch health pro- motion adviser Christine Rogan says the submission process is a once-in-a- generation opportunity . Any citizen that has a concern about their community s well-being and access to alcohol, now is the time to be heard, she says. Ms Rogan encourages people to make a submission on what is proposed but also on what hasn t been proposed. She says the government had the opportunity to propose an increase on excise tax on alcohol, lower the blood-alcohol limit for drivers and impose greater restrictions on price and marketing. It s important to get the message across that there is more the govern- ment should be doing they didn t go far enough. A select committee will assess the government s proposals and the pub- lic s submissions and respond to par- liament with its recommendations in May. Parties will then vote on the recom- mendations and Justice Minister Simon Power says they should be introduced into law by the end of the year. MPs will vote individually on the proposal of a split purchase age. When considered in sum, the changes contained in the bill will fun- damentally change the way our drinking is regulated, Mr Power said. Go to www.parliament.govt.nz or www.ahw.org.nz to find out more about the bill or to make a submission. Submissions close on February 18. A favourite for winter roasts Parsnips have made a stunning return to fashion. This revival in fortune is largely due to the realisation that, if the plants are grown in the home garden and the roots pulled while they re young and fresh, parsnips have a really sweet flavour. Then, of course, it helps if the parsnips aren t boiled to within an inch of their lives as used to happen in the good old days. Boiling removes much of the flavour and this method of cooking is no doubt responsible for the antipathy that so many of us bear towards this pleasant vegetable. Dig soil well beforehand, as deep, well- drained soils produce the best parsnip results. Mix in some Yates Blood & Bone, water and, when the soil s evenly moistened, create a groove and sprinkle the seeds along the row. Cover, and water again. It can be helpful, especially during warm weather, to lay a plank of wood over the row to help retain moisture around the seeds. Check regularly and remove as soon as there are signs of germination. When seedlings are four to five weeks old, thin out and discard the excess. Parsnips can take four or five months to reach maturity but its important that the plants are well settled in before the really cold weather arrives. However, once the plants are established, frost is said to sweeten the flavour of the roots.
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