Appeal for less grog at parties
‘‘Keep the Christmas cheers cheerful’’ is the message the Alcoholic Liquor Advisory Council of New Zealand and ACC have for those attending workplace Christmas functions in the coming weeks.
‘‘Christmas is a time for celebration, but let’s not make alcohol and getting drunk the focus of the celebrations,’’ said council chief executive Gerard Vaughan.
‘‘We are seeing a trend away from alcoholfocused workplace parties to more team and family activities for Christmas celebrations. Family picnics, team activities such as treasure hunts or quiz nights, or visiting local attractions are all becoming more popular for workplaces.’’