10 May 2016

Concerns after party ban will drive events underground

From Nine To Noon, 9:49 am on 10 May 2016

Some schools and parents in Canterbury say moves by the police to crack down on school after ball functions will only increase alcohol related harm. The police have sent a letter to schools in the region pointing out that after ball functions where alcohol is consumed and money changes hands are illegal. After-parties at two high schools have been scrapped because the organisers fear they will be prosecuted. But those same organisers have said the move will only drive teens to underground unsupervised events. Julia Whaipooti is the co-chair of the youth justice organisation JustSpeak