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Time For Action On Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder In Aotearoa

Friday, 9 June 2023, 8:17 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ welcomes the establishment of the FASD Advisory Roopuu, announced by the Associate Minister of Health Hon Willow-Jean Prime today, and the appointment of Raawiri Ratuu (Kaiaarahi of Kookiri ki Taamakimakaurau Trust) and Professor Māmari ... More >>

Time For Action On Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder In Aotearoa

Monday, 7 March 2022, 7:37 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ welcomes Paula Penfold’s powerful documentary on FASD entitled “ Disordered ” that was released today, and encourages everyone to watch it. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the result of brain damage suffered before birth ... More >>

Business As Usual For Alcohol Industry

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 8:28 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Statistics released today by the Ministry of Health today tell us a sad story about the health of our country. They comprise updated information on the drinking of New Zealanders collected in the New Zealand Health Survey in the 2020/2021 year. In this ... More >>

Alcohol Action NZ Commends Alcohol Documentary

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 12:50 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ congratulates the producers of the alcohol documentary “Proof” featuring Guyon Espiner that screened on TV1 last evening, and recommends that all New Zealanders view it. The documentary illustrated New Zealand in the grips of heavy ... More >>

Public Health Action On Alcohol – The 5+ Solution

Saturday, 13 November 2021, 5:35 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ is pleased to advise that their conference that was postponed due to the August lockdown will go ahead online next week. The conference will be held on Friday 19th November, and features four outstanding keynote speakers: Professor ... More >>

Justice Is Done In The Auckland Local Alcohol Policy Debacle

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 11:19 am | Alcohol Action NZ

The biggest city in Aotearoa/New Zealand has so far been unable to introduce a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) to reflect the wishes of its communities to reduce the harm to health and wellbeing from alcohol. This is despite the process being established ... More >>

Historic Position Statement From DHBs On Alcohol

Monday, 27 September 2021, 5:26 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

In response to the chronic lack of policy response to harm from alcohol in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Chairs and Chief Executives of the country’s 20 District Health Boards have issued a detailed collective position statement today. Despite a number of substantial ... More >>

Public Health Action on Alcohol – the 5+ Solution

Monday, 16 August 2021, 8:33 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ is pleased to advise of a pivotal conference being held on Wednesday 18th August at the Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington, featuring four outstanding keynote speakers: Professor Jennie Connor, Rāwiri Ratū, Sir Graham Lowe and Nicky ... More >>

Alcohol Action NZ Applauds The New Health Reforms

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 12:05 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ applauds the major structural changes to the health sector announced today by the government, because they herald a change to the sale and purchase of alcohol. Alcohol use is a major determinant of health but the commercial entities ... More >>

Time For Meaningful Restrictions On Alcohol Advertising

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 6:19 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Advertising and promotion of alcohol causes harm. The harm disproportionately affects children and young adults, as alcohol marketing contributes to drinking at a younger age and in greater volumes, which contributes to more harmful patterns of drinking ... More >>

Reduced Hours Of Sale Results In A Decline In Alcohol-related Assaults

Friday, 28 August 2020, 12:49 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

New Zealand research published in the prestigious international journal Addiction today confirms the importance of reducing the hours during which alcohol can be purchased. The authors found an 11% reduction in the rate of people hospitalized for an alcohol-related ... More >>

The Alcohol Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know That Alcohol Causes Cancer - New Research

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 5:33 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one of the top journals in the international substance use field, runs a series of papers from several ground-breaking research studies conducted over the past three years. The research ... More >>

10 years of governments avoiding alcohol law reform

Friday, 9 August 2019, 2:54 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

It is 10 years since the NZ Law Commission reviewed the alcohol laws in New Zealand. The main recommendations of this historic review were dismissed by John Key’s National-led government at the time and then the recommendations from two follow-up reports on ... More >>

Who should pay for all the harm from alcohol?

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:12 am | Alcohol Action NZ

The question of who should pay for all the harm from alcohol is the theme of a one-day conference being hosted by Alcohol Action NZ in partnership with SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, at Te Papa, tomorrow Wednesday, 15th August. More >>

Evidence of Alcohol Industry Distortion of Science

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:28 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

New research from Professor Mark Petticrew of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published today, provides evidence that alcohol companies, and the “responsible drinking” organisations that they fund, routinely deny and distort the evidence ... More >>

Things the alcohol industry won’t tell you about alcohol

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 3:48 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

New Zealand’s leading experts in public health and alcohol harm, Professor Jennie Connor and Professor Doug Sellman, will be in Tauranga to present on behalf of the Alcohol Action NZ group the evidence that alcohol directly causes cancer. They will ... More >>

National Drug Policy Fails to Address Harm From Drinking

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:19 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The National drug policy released several days ago purports to address harms secondary to drugs that are “both proportionate to the harms and evidence based”. More >>

First NZ Conference on Link Between Alcohol Use And Cancer

Monday, 15 June 2015, 4:16 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The first New Zealand conference on the association between alcohol use and cancer is being held at Te Papa, Wellington on Wednesday (17th June). More >>

Hazardous drinking rates stable - Govt tinkering ineffective

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 1:24 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The New Zealand Health Survey shows a minimal drop in overall hazardous drinking in New Zealand over the past seven years (from 18 to 16%) despite factors that should normal bring about a more substantial drop - an aging population, increasing immigration ... More >>

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 >>





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