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NZIER Cost Of Alcohol Harms In New Zealand Estimate A Staggering $9.1 Billion

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 5:37 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes NZIER costs of alcohol harms in New Zealand report released yesterday. More >>

Drinkers Harm More Than Themselves - New Study Reveals Alarming Magnitude

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:52 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

New research released yesterday highlights just how much more harm alcohol drinkers cause to others. The study from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University, looks at numbers of years of full health lost - or disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) ... More >>

"I Wish People Knew…" Campaign Amplifying The Voices Of Those Impacted By Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Friday, 8 September 2023, 1:27 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness month. The ninth day of the ninth month marks FASD awareness day and symbolises the nine months of pregnancy. Many organisations hold events worldwide to raise awareness about the lifelong disability ... More >>

Empowering Communities To Control Alcohol In Their Neighbourhoods

Friday, 25 August 2023, 12:44 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill is one small step away from becoming law with the passing of its third reading in Parliament yesterday under urgency. Alcohol Healthwatch Acting Executive Director Rebecca Williams says ... More >>

Long Awaited Relief For Communities In Alcohol Law Changes

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 5:16 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

With the release of their report on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Bill today, the Justice Select Committee has heard the calls to level the playing field for decision-making on alcohol in local communities. The Committee have recommended ... More >>

A Win For Local Democracy

Friday, 5 May 2023, 1:49 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

It’s been a long eight year wait but today’s Supreme Court decision paves the way for Auckland to finally get its Local Alcohol Policy. Local Alcohol Policies are aimed at giving communities a greater say on local decision-making on alcohol ... More >>

Alcohol Advertising On Social Media Platforms

Monday, 20 March 2023, 8:34 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

A new report from Australia highlights the significant community exposure to alcohol advertising through social media platforms. Over a one-year period researchers observed nearly 40,000 advertisements from a subset of alcohol-related accounts on Meta platforms ... More >>

Delay Of Alcohol Law Reform False Economy

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 2:57 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Among its ditched policies the Government has delayed any further alcohol law reform for yet another year. It had signalled that alcohol marketing, including alcohol sponsorship of sport, and some aspects of pricing might be on the policy reform agenda. ... More >>

Action Needed To Address High Levels Of Alcohol Harm Among Rainbow Students

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 9:07 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

High school students who identify as part of Rainbow communities experience high levels of alcohol harm, especially sexual harm, an analysis of Youth2000 survey data has shown. The analysis was part of a broader project to examine alcohol use and ... More >>

Celebrations As Auckland Moves To Clean Up Alcohol Product Advertising

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 9:16 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Communities across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland can celebrate, with new local rules kicking in to remove alcohol product advertising from the face of bottle stores. Plus, for the first time an application for two digital billboards in Māngere has ... More >>

FASD Awareness Day: Faster Progress Needed To Prevent And Support

Friday, 9 September 2022, 5:56 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 living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Aotearoa New Zealand. "Everyone across the motu ... More >>

Grassroots Sport Doesn’t Rely On Alcohol Company Sponsorship

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:13 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Grassroots sports on Saturday afternoon with the family - it’s a key weekend ingredient for many New Zealanders and one we want to enjoy free from the advertising of harmful, addictive substances. The recently drawn Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) ... More >>

Supporting The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Will Save Lives

Friday, 1 July 2022, 5:49 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that the reality of thriving communities free from alcohol harm is one step closer now that MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill will proceed to be debated in Parliament. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm ... More >>

Strong Momentum Across Local Government For Alcohol Law Change

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:36 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Whanganui and Hamilton City Councils vote to support MP Chle Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill The Bill seeks to empower community voices to address local alcohol availability and reduce the harm from alcohol sponsorship of sport Whanganui District ... More >>

New Zealand’s Two Largest Councils Call For Alcohol Law Reform

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 8:44 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that Christchurch City Council has joined Auckland Council in supporting MP Chle Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill "The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill" (the Bill), and to ... More >>

Health Authorities Congratulate Auckland Council For Leadership On Alcohol Harm

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 7:02 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Salvation Army and Counties Manukau Health are delighted with Auckland Council’s unanimous decision to support a Notice of Motion in support of Chle Swarbrick’s Private Members’ ... More >>

Tauranga Must Be Stronger In Its Draft Policy To Reduce Alcohol Harm

Friday, 10 December 2021, 11:02 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol harm reduction experts are deeply disappointed with Tauranga City Council’s draft Local Alcohol Policy currently out for public consultation. They are calling for everyone to have their say on the availability of the country’s most harmful ... More >>

Study Shows Alcohol Sold At Pocket Money Prices

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 10:57 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol is being sold at pocket money prices, a new study of alcohol prices across 743 alcohol products sold in Auckland has found. "The low price of alcohol is fuelling alcohol harm and undoubtedly contributes to increased lockdown drinking. ... More >>

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 >>





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