Drinking age doesnt exisit
The New Zealand media really don’t get it about the drinking age in NZ – there isn’t one! There is only a purchase age.
The first paragraph says:
An overwhelming majority of people support raising the legal purchase age for alcohol to 20
It goes on to explain the question asked:
When asked by the pollsters to choose between three options for the minimum age to buy alcohol,…
The Herald even have a pool asking the wrong question Should the Drinking Age be raised (my answer would be: Shouldn’t we start by HAVING a drinking age, coz we dont have one!)
So it’s clear the person writing the story KNEW that it was a question about purchase age, but but just decided to make up a misleading headline about drinking age anyway (either that or he’s lazy, or stupid, or possibly all three).
Black and White Version: Headlines in newspapers are sensationalist WAY to often. Being factually wrong is the worst kind.