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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 >>

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: the economic cost revealed

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:38 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says a new report revealing the hidden costs of FASD shows more needs doing to reduce alcohol consumption. More >>

Government Action Plan to address FASD

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:29 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is pleased to celebrate the launch of the Government’s three-year action Plan addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand, but says wider issues must still be addressed. More >>

Canadian experts on FASD visit New Zealand

Monday, 15 February 2016, 1:25 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Two Canadian experts are visiting New Zealand over the next fortnight to present a series of workshops on providing effective services to children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. More >>

Beacon of light for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 4:14 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch has warmly welcomed the release of a discussion paper to support the development of an Action Plan to address the prevention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) by the Ministry of Health and the initial Government ... More >>

Piece meal approach to alcohol policy to blame

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:27 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Piece meal approach to alcohol policy to blame for an increase in hazardous drinking rates More >>

Changing Alcohol Act now a mockery says Alcohol Healthwatch

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12:01 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says Parliament’s response to the proposed changes to The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to enable bars to open during the Rugby World Cup is short-sighted, ill-advised and makes a mockery of our alcohol laws. More >>

FASD in the Criminal Justice System

Friday, 15 May 2015, 2:28 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Judge Catherine Crawford, Children’s Magistrate from Western Australia, is Guest Speaker at an FASD and Justice Forum hosted by Alcohol Healthwatch in Auckland next week. The Judge is visiting New Zealand as part of a Churchill Fellowship to investigate ... More >>

Alcohol consumption decline a drop in the bucket

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:42 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams says figures released by Statistics NZ yesterday showing a 2 percent decline in alcohol availability are positive, but that New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of reducing heavy drinking. More >>

Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:39 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch commends the members of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship for listening to the evidence put forward by experts and community groups on the impact of alcohol advertising on drinking behaviour. More >>

Appeal dismissal should empower local councils

Friday, 21 November 2014, 5:29 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says good sense has prevailed with the dismissal of the appeal against Tasman District’s provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). More >>

Educating children not the best solution to alcohol harm

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says we need to look beyond educating children and young people to address deeply embedded attitudes and behaviours concerning alcohol. More >>

TPP a potential threat to continued alcohol reform

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:21 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is among a group of professional health agencies and individuals calling on Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser to arrange a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. New Zealand is a signatory ... More >>

More to be done on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:51 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

A ‘Call to Action’ released today calls for more to be done to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand. More >>

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:08 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand A national symposium ‘FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act’ will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Auckland’s Tamaki campus. The Symposium is a collaboration ... More >>

Alcohol labelling decision a travesty for unborn babies

Monday, 30 June 2014, 4:08 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

At a meeting in Australia last week, trans-Tasman ministers responsible for food safety voted to allow the alcohol industry yet another two years to ‘voluntarily’ warn consumers of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. More >>

Community alcohol survey results support restrictions

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:30 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

The survey results released today by Auckland’s Regional Public Health Service demonstrate strong public support for meaningful restrictions on the number of alcohol outlets and trading hours, and for limiting alcohol outlets around schools and other ... More >>

Call to Action on Alcohol hits the mark

Monday, 9 June 2014, 2:43 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Last week’s Call for Action by Alcohol Action New Zealand is a reminder that there is still more to be done to address our problem drinking culture. More >>

Violence, vomit and vandalism not our future

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:36 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Violence, vomit and vandalism are not part of Auckland’s vibrancy and liveable city future says Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams. More >>

Aucklanders urged to have their say on alcohol

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:24 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Aucklanders will soon have an opportunity to determine where and when alcohol can be sold across the wider city. The City’s draft Local Alcohol Policy will be considered tomorrow (13 May) by the Auckland Council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee ... More >>