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Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 12:57 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Law Commission’s recommendations for changing New Zealand’s alcohol laws are likely to be a prime focus at tomorrow’s Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) Working Together Conference in Manukau City. More >>

ALAC Welcomes Law Commission’s Recommendations

Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 1:21 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the Law Commission’s recommendations saying they are carefully constructed and target those who drink in a harmful way while designed to have minimal impact on those who drink moderately. More >>

Additional Liquor Outlets Add to Drunken Incidents

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 4:14 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

As many communities throughout New Zealand continue to protest about the number of liquor outlets opening in their neighbourhood, researchers have for the first time come up with a model that relates the level of alcohol-related harm to the number ... More >>

Sports Club Alcohol Awareness Pilot Project

Thursday, 8 April 2010, 10:44 am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Say Now alcohol awareness project being delivered through North Canterbury sports clubs over the last few weeks as part of a pilot project will conclude today Thursday 8 April. More >>

‘Have the Conversation’ Says ALAC

Thursday, 8 April 2010, 10:01 am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) is urging people to speak up and have the conversation if they are concerned about the drinking of someone they care about. More >>

Drink Driving Not Just a Recidivist Issue

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 3:17 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

Recent highly publicised cases of repeat drink drivers recording very high blood alcohol levels are reinforcing the ‘urban myth’ that drink driving is mainly a recidivist problem, says the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC). More >>

ALAC Welcomes No Alcohol for Drivers Under 20

Monday, 1 March 2010, 11:07 am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will adopt a zero blood alcohol limit for drivers under 20. More >>

ALAC Looks to Decision on Global Alcohol Strategy

Wednesday, 13 January 2010, 5:08 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) is looking forward to the World Health Assembly’s (WHA) decision on a draft global alcohol strategy when it meets next week. The strategy, which aims to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, has been developed following a Health ... More >>

Look After Each Other Around Alcohol This Xmas

Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 4:25 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

As the Christmas trees and tinsel start being taken out of boxes around the country and people begin to finalise plans for Christmas Day, the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) is reminding people to look after each other around alcohol ... More >>

Authority Sounds Warning to Stores Selling Alcohol

Thursday, 3 December 2009, 5:00 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the Liquor Licensing Authority’s (LLA) toughening up on convenience stores classifying themselves as grocery stores in order sell alcohol. In a decision released this week, the LLA said Victoria Night ... More >>

ALAC Welcomes Court of Appeal Decision

Thursday, 3 December 2009, 11:45 am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) welcomes the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss an appeal of the Liquor Licensing Authority’s (LLA) decision to restrict opening hours for licensed premises in Queenstown. ALAC Chief Executive Officer Gerard ... More >>

Health Professionals Should Screen For Alcohol Use

Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 5:14 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) wants health professionals to become more active in screening for alcohol problems. Commenting on the just released Ministry of Health survey on alcohol use and alcohol-related harm in the New Zealand adult population ... More >>

ALAC Supports Reduced Opening Hours

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 3:03 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed plans by the Auckland City Council to claw back opening hours for Auckland bars and restaurants. ALAC Chief Executive Officer Gerard Vaughan said longer opening hours provided for greater availability ... More >>

Address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday, 8 September 2009, 2:46 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

Speaking on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (held on the ninth day of the ninth month), ALAC Early Intervention Manager Sue Paton said drinking at any time during pregnancy could affect the normal ... More >>

ALAC Calls For Lower BAC Levels

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 2:38 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) says it supports proposals in a Ministry of Transport discussion document to lower the legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for driving in New Zealand. Commenting on the report released today, ALAC said it supported the ... More >>

Dangers Of Supplying Alcohol To Young People

Friday, 19 June 2009, 9:37 am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) says a second case of a teenager ending up in a coma as a result of alcohol was a timely reminder of the dangers of young people experimenting with alcohol. It was also a sobering lesson for anyone who supplied ... More >>

ALAC - Reaching Pacific Communities

Friday, 15 May 2009, 3:50 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

Alcohol was a key feature in issues of water safety and needed to be part and parcel of the key messages being delivered to Pacific communities according to Ben Taufua, Project Manager Pacific Strategy for Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ). He told the ... More >>

Drink Driving Not Just A Transport Issue

Friday, 15 May 2009, 2:52 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

Drink driving is a problem that goes beyond just transport and the Ministry of Transport welcomes opportunities to work with other organisations and the community to tackle the problem of drink driving. Drink driving is not just a transport issue. As well ... More >>

Alcohol Factor In 1/4 Emergency Presentations

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 4:16 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

The significant impact of alcohol on injury presentations to Emergency departments was presented to the Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) Working Together Conference in Wellington today. More >>

Scotland Alcohol Experience A Warning For NZ

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 1:23 pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

Scotland’s alcohol experience is a cautionary tale for New Zealand, says a leading Scottish advisor to the Scottish Parliament on the issue of alcohol abuse. Dr Peter Rice is a consultant psychiatrist with NHS Tayside, vice chair of Alcohol Focus Scotland ... More >>

   

 

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