Supplying drinks to young people

Over the summer, young people will be keen to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the long holidays.

It’s timely to remind you that it’s a criminal offence to supply alcohol to anyone under 18 years old without the ‘express consent’ of their parent or their legal guardian. Express consent can come from a conversation, an email or text. (Express consent isn’t required if the young person is married, in a civil union or living with a de facto partner.)

Earlier this year a Christchurch woman appeared in the District Court and was fined $2,400 for supplying alcohol to six teenagers at her daughter’s 14th birthday party.

The courts have sent a clear message to those supplying alcohol to minors; such offending is unacceptable. If you’re hosting a party for your teenager, you should speak to other parents first. Even a casual barbecue with a couple of beers could result in a conviction if another parent was to report anything to police.

Posted: Thu 17 Dec 2015

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