Oz limits on binge drinking not for NZ

New Zealand looks unlikely to follow tough new Australian guidelines aimed at curbing “binge drinking”.

Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said last night that the Government was not looking at changing its guidelines that men should not drink more than six standard drinks or women more than four in a single session.

The head of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council, Professor Jon Currie, told Australian media at the weekend that the council planned a new “top limit” for men of four standard drinks.

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