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Alcohol Health Warning Label Vote Imminent

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 10:29 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

A pregnancy health warning label on alcohol will be voted on by Ministers of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum for Food Regulation (The Forum) on 17 July says Dr Nicki Jackson, Executive Director of Alcohol Healthwatch. “We are ... More >>

Government Urged To Rethink Giving Free Reign To Online Alcohol Sales

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 6:34 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Aotearoa New Zealand is facing a crisis of an extraordinary nature. Alcohol Healthwatch believes that all possible steps need to be taken to reduce pressures on our health system so we can address this emergency. This includes removing online alcohol sales ... More >>

Liquor Industry Tantrum Undermines Effective Regulation Of Pregnancy Warning Labels

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:11 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is extremely disappointed that an evidence-based pregnancy warning label for alcohol products and packaging has been sent back to the drawing board. A group comprising nine Australian Ministers and one New Zealand Minister voted 6-4 ... More >>

Bated Breath As Decision On Alcohol And Pregnancy Warning Labels Rests With Ministers

Monday, 2 March 2020, 1:14 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that an evidence-based pregnancy warning label may soon be visible on alcohol products sold in both New Zealand and Australia. Following public consultation, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) have since ... More >>

New drinking stats show extra cause for concern

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:37 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch warns that data released from New Zealand’s largest annual health survey show that our drinking culture is continuing to move in the wrong direction. More New Zealanders are drinking and more are drinking heavily and frequently. More >>

Looking to the future this FASD Awareness Day

Friday, 6 September 2019, 8:34 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, Alcohol Healthwatch says women of child-bearing age in New Zealand need a more supportive environment to enable alcohol-free pregnancies. More >>

Serious action on alcohol side-lined

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 7:15 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Serious action on alcohol side-lined in Government’s response to Mental Health and Addiction More >>

Serious action on alcohol side-lined in Gov inquiry

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5:01 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Serious action on alcohol side-lined in Government’s response to Mental Health and Addiction More >>

Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 3:12 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch warns a business as usual approach to alcohol harm in our country represents a lost opportunity to significantly improve the mental health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. Executive Director Dr Nicki Jackson says “with the increasing ... More >>

Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 1:32 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch warns a business as usual approach to alcohol harm in our country represents a lost opportunity to significantly improve the mental health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. More >>

Strong action on alcohol needed

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:20 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and we urge the Government to respect and uphold the wishes of the wide range of communities who participated. New Zealanders have ... More >>

Hazardous drinkers top three-quarters of a million

Friday, 16 November 2018, 9:21 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is disappointed, but not surprised, with new statistics from the Ministry of Health showing no change in New Zealand’s hazardous drinking culture. More >>

Ministers vote for effective pregnancy warning labels

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 7:26 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

The wellbeing of future generations of Kiwi and Australian children has finally been placed ahead of alcohol industry profits following a decision on alcohol and pregnancy warning labels in Australia. More >>

Auckland Transport says no to alcohol advertising

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 11:57 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

From 1 October, all Auckland Transport infrastructure, facilities and public transport services will be free from alcohol advertising. More >>

Heaviest drinking quarter since new liquor laws implemented

Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:13 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

New figures show that more alcohol was available for consumption per person in the October-December quarter of 2017 than in any other quarter in the five years since the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act came into effect. More >>

New Zealand recommended to move on a floor price for alcohol

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:31 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Public health groups are thrilled that the five-year legal battle to set a floor price for alcohol in Scotland has finally reached its conclusion. On Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Scottish Government to allow implementation ... More >>

Rising women’s drinking highlights need for FASD Awareness

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:41 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says more New Zealand women are now drinking hazardously so we must address our wider drinking culture to support women to have alcohol-free pregnancies. More >>

New Zealand Rugby not tackling alcohol issues head on

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:20 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says it is deeply disappointed with New Zealand Rugby’s approach to tackling the drinking culture embedded in its sport and that the strategies included in its Respect and Responsibility Review will do little to curb alcohol-related harm. More >>

Communities Win And Lose Against Alcohol Industry

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:27 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard. More >>

Community wishes overshadowed by alcohol industry power

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:36 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

New liquor laws promising increased community control over the sale of alcohol have been overshadowed by the powerful influence of the alcohol industry, according to a new report. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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