Media Release: Manurewa Youth Council
Not All Youth Support ‘Keeping It 18’
The Manurewa Youth Council wants to make it clear that not all young people support keeping the alcohol purchase age at
Young people have a diverse range of views on this important issue, and the ‘keep it 18’ campaign does not represent all
“The Manurewa Youth Council has engaged with young people from across Manurewa on this issue and we have heard of the
problems that alcohol causes in Manurewa. One of the solutions consistently put forward by young people is to not only
give the community more say into the allocation of liquor licences, but also an increase in the alcohol purchase age to
20,” says Simeon Brown, Chair of the Manurewa Youth Council.
“The Manurewa Youth Council is pleased to note that both the Manurewa MP Louisa Wall and National list MP Cam Calder who
is based in Manurewa have pledged their support for an increase in the alcohol purchase age.”
“We understand that there is a diverse range of views on this important issue, and encourage MP’s to consider the views
of all young people, while making a decision which represents good policy,” concludes Mr Brown.
A vote on this part of the Alcohol Reform Bill is expected later this week in Parliament.