George Seber: New Zealand's alcohol consumption habits
The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand on average spend more than $4 billion a year on alcohol, which is roughly the same we spend on fruit and vegetables.Our spending on alcohol became evident just prior to lockdown, as liquor stores recorded an 1800 per cent spike in sales.Auckland University Emeritus Professor of Statistics George Seber, author or new book Alcohol: A Dangerous Love Affair, told Andrew Dickens after doing some research, he wanted to write a book on the country's alcohol habits.Mr Seber said it is important to find out what is going on and the seriousness behind it."I think the alcohol industry has had quite a strong pull on the Government, and the Act of 2012 had no teeth. In a recent talk by Sir Geoffrey Palmer he actually said time has come for a reform again." Mr Seber believes the rest of the world has similar drinking habits."It is a worldwide problem."Different countries are trying different ways to get to grips with it. That's why I introduced [in my book] other countries just to give some indication of what might be done."
Xlibris On Air! Radio Show order of interviews for the 6/2/13 show: 12:00-1:00 PM EST1. “Counseling issues: A handbook for counselors and psychotherapists”; by George Seber2. “Life of a Double Agent”; by Kenneth J. Kerr3. “The Newshawk Reports (The Writings of a Politically Incorrect Newsbird)” ; by Frederic Voss