“..Justice Minister Judith Collins this afternoon revealed she had dumped an earlier plan to ban the sale of ”RTDs” (ready-to-drink) with more than 6 per cent alcohol content from off-license stores.
The Alcohol Reform Bill drafted by former Justice Minister Simon Power originally included a ban on RTDs with 5 per cent alcohol or more from off-licenses.
Collins announced in May that would move to 6 per cent -
- but she has today backed away from a statutory ban completely…”
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