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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 >>

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 >>