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Commissioners Show Leadership On FASD By Invoking Statutory Mandate

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 9:35 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch applauds the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, and the Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero (MNZM), for joining forces and invoking their statutory mandate to demand support for individuals and families ... More >>

DHBs Call For Stronger Action On Alcohol Will Improve Health And Equity

Monday, 27 September 2021, 3:43 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch strongly supports the collective call made by all 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) for New Zealand’s liquor laws to be reviewed. This is the first time the collective heads of the DHBs have joined forces on a singular position ... More >>

Global Message To Prevent Harm From Drinking During Pregnancy

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 5:48 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Today marks World FASD Awareness Day; a day to take a pause and reflect on how we are supporting alcohol-free pregnancies as well as those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Aotearoa New Zealand. "Everyone participating in ... More >>

Ineffective Voluntary Code For Alcohol Advertising Must Be Scrapped

Friday, 19 February 2021, 12:52 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol harm reduction advocates are calling for an end to alcohol advertisers writing the rules around advertising. Strong statutory standards on alcohol advertising are being demanded following research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. ... More >>

Voluntary Advertising Code Prioritises Alcohol Industry Over Community

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:11 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Urgent changes are needed following the release of the new Advertising Standards Authority Code for Alcohol Advertising and Promotion, with public health groups arguing it will continue in its failure to protect New Zealand kids and disadvantaged groups ... More >>

Public Need To Know When Broadcasting Standards For Alcohol Have Been Breached

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 2:33 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes the decision from the Broadcasting Standards Authority to uphold our complaint regarding a MediaWorks radio station broadcast that advocated excessive alcohol consumption. Whilst MediaWorks conceded the broadcast in April ... More >>

Global Message To Prevent Harm From Drinking During Pregnancy

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 8:19 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Today marks World FASD Awareness Day; a day to take a pause and reflect on how we are supporting alcohol-free pregnancies and those affected by FASD in Aotearoa New Zealand. “Everyone participating in FASD Awareness Day globally, is invited to ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Ministers Vote In Favour Of World’s Strongest Alcohol Warning Label

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 7:36 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Celebrations will be held across New Zealand and Australia as the 20-year battle for an effective pregnancy health warning label finally comes to an end. Following today’s vote by Australian and New Zealand Ministers, alcohol producers have three ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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