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Ambivilence about alcohol marketing recommendations

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:01 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Ministers Adams and Dunn issued a media release yesterday nearly two months after receiving a final report from their Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, and four years following an original announcement to review alcohol ... More >>

Alcohol forum recommendations: a step in the right direction

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:58 am | Alcohol Action NZ

The Forum has stated clearly that that it accepts alcohol marketing plays a role in heavy alcohol consumption and subsequent harm, and that young people need to be protected from it by regulation. More >>

Alcohol Marketing Committee Questions Government's Motives

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:17 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

An Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) has been formed out of concern amongst alcohol and public health researchers about the government’s Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (MFAAS). More >>

Evidence of the dubious tactics of the alcohol industry

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:03 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Nicky Hager’s latest book “Dirty Politics” reports the alcohol industry works behind the scenes to actively try and smear the professional reputation of people who promote effective alcohol reforms in New Zealand, as well as other public health ... More >>

More evidence that alcohol is not good for your heart

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:04 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The harmful effects of alcohol on conditions such as liver cirrhosis, injuries, and many cancers have been firmly established, but scientific debate has continued about whether light to moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart ... More >>

Call for Action on Alcohol from 37 New Zealand Leaders

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 9:59 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Thirty–seven New Zealand leaders from health, education and the churches have put their names to a Call for Action on Alcohol statement to the incoming government of 2014. The group includes heads and representatives from leading medical and nursing ... More >>

Alcohol Action Announces Two New Medical Spokespeople

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 1:01 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ announces today the establishment of two new medical spokespeople for the organisation; Wellington-based psychiatrists, Dr Jeremy McMinn and Dr Sam McBride. More >>

Councils pander to the Liquor Industry

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:11 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action Hawke’s Bay spokesperson Dr Fran Lowe said today that she was dismayed that the joint Hastings-Napier City Council Local Alcohol Policy committee ignored the advice of the HBDHB, the Police and the community by deciding to allow bars in ... More >>

Change to the drinking culture on the horizon

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:12 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Sir Geoffrey Palmer will open the 5th annual Alcohol Action NZ conference tomorrow. The conference is called Action on Alcohol: Change is Coming (see attached programme booklet). Sir Geoffrey’s speech (also attached) is titled “Alcohol Policy in ... More >>

Health Impacts of Alcohol - Should The Public Know?

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 3:41 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

A major report on the effects of alcohol on the health of the New Zealand populations was released last week by the Health Promotion Agency (Alcohol-attributable burden of disease and injury in New Zealand: 2004 and 2007) demonstrating that approximately ... More >>

Alcohol marketing: Grooming the next generation

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 12:45 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Children are even more exposed than adults to alcohol marketing according to a RAND corporation study for the European Commission, in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2013;346:f1227). More >>

National’s Alcohol Reform Bill totally fails the public

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 2:46 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

“The National Government’s Alcohol Reform Bill, due to be passed today, totally fails the majority of New Zealanders who want action on the country’s heavy drinking problems.” More >>

Big Booze stunt a misleading PR attempt from liquor industry

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 3:25 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Big Booze stunt tomorrow in Auckland is New Zealand’s version of a well known alcohol industry strategy, designed to try and improve their reputation while they block any effective alcohol law reform More >>

National MP admits about alcohol industry

Friday, 31 August 2012, 2:32 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Finally, a National MP admits the government is looking after the alcohol industry Nikki Kaye, National MP for Auckland Central, speaking on national television this morning (TV1 Breakfast) admitted that the government has the well-being of the alcohol ... More >>

Alcohol purchase age debate

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 6:46 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The Law Commission recommended a purchase age of 20 years along with other key changes More >>

Govt policy based on an unpublished Masters’ project

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 5:09 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Hon Judith Collins explained on TV1’s Close Up programme that the basis of her government’s policy of not including anything about price in the upcoming Alcohol Reform Bill is research conducted at the AUT. More >>

Who is advising the Prime Minister on alcohol reform?

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 4:47 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Mr Key announced today that he doesn’t believe that minimum pricing for alcohol will change the amount people drink. “This is contrary to the scientific evidence base about alcohol pricing in general and minimum pricing in particular” said Prof ... More >>

Leaked TPPA documents and the limp Alcohol Reform Bill

Friday, 15 June 2012, 10:42 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Can Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, reassure us all that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not prevent the government enacting effective new alcohol laws to combat the heavy drinking culture in New Zealand, involving price, marketing, ... More >>

The Alcohol Non-Reform Bill

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 1:30 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The Alcohol Reform Bill will begin its final reading in Parliament today. This Bill represents the Government’s long awaited response to the Law Commission’s comprehensive evidence-based review of the liquor laws which occurred during 2009/2010 More >>

Alcohol Harm To Others Impacts Particularly On Children

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 9:06 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Media Release – 20/3/12 Alcohol Harm To Others Impacts Particularly On Children A conference on Thursday is a first for New Zealand. The “Babies, Children and Alcohol” conference at Te Papa, Wellington, is focused on the damage that alcohol ... More >>

 

 

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