Researchers say Kiwis are among world's biggest pre-loaders

A new study has shown that Kiwi's are some of the world's biggest pre-loaders.

The study was conducted by Swiss and Australian researchers in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Review, which placed New Zealand in third place pre-loading. It was the Irish who took out the top spot.

Across the 25 different countries surveyed, NZ's results came in showing that an estimated 78.8% of us go hard on 'pre-loading' drinks before an event.