Looks like Kiwi girls are drinking Kiwi guys under the table in this day and age.
Massey University researchers interviewed 2000 people for their study and came to the conclusion that women under 24 who purchased RTDs from off-licences were found to drink, on average, nearly 24 litres per year, more than what the guys are consuming.
Simone Barclay, an Auckland addiction treatment clinician and recovering alcoholic,
said the rise in female problem drinking was a sign of a changing society.
"One flipside of woman's changing roles is 'girls can do anything', girls are less lady-like – and so they should be. [Heavy drinking] is one way it is manifesting, they're drinking just like the lads," she said.
"Our society has got a very high tolerance for drunken 'high jinks'. We need to lower that threshold."