Local Alcohol Policies - What's happening?

Around 30 local councils have consulted on a Draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) for their district.  A number of these have notified their provisional LAP.  All the provisional LAPs that have been notified have been appealed by alcohol and hospitality industry interests.  At least one has also been appealed by the NZ Police/Public Health Service.  The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) are scheduled to hear the first appeals in late July/August 2014.  A number of councils are awaiting the outcomes of these appeals before making final decisions on their LAP.

Auckland Council is now accepting public submissions on the city’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy.  Written submissions are due by 4pm Wednesday 16th July 2014.  This is a wonderful opportunity to help reduce alcohol-related harm in Auckland.

Resources: Alcohol Healthwatch encourages Aucklanders to have their say and have developed a number of resources to assist:
 Ak LAP Toolkit       
Submission Guide on Ak’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy  
Submission Template on Ak’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy      Brief Submission Form  

For a copy of Auckland’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy and more information on the consultation process visit  Help Shape Local Alcohol Policy , or click here for the
 Council's on-line submission form


Other useful LAP information and opportunities:


Public Meeting: Local Alcohol Policy , Wednesday 9 July- 6.30pm- 8pm.  

Riverside Community Centre, Cnr Bernard Street & Peace Ave, Otahuhu 1062   For more information 


Workshop:  Community Action on Alcohol  WHEN:Tues, 8th July 2014. 9:15am-1:30pm  WHERE:Unit 1,100 Alexander Crescent, Otara.  
RSVP and queries to Raj Singh Ph: 5207039 or Email: raj@ahw.org.nz  by 5:30pm Monday 7th July 2014. Morning tea and light lunch will be provided.  Planned in collaboration with OGAAG, Alcohol Healthwatch & ARPHS.  More information 


Workshops: Community Action on Alcohol :Your chance to have your say on alcohol in your community.

Community Waitakere & ARPHS invite you to attend:  Avondale 10 July 2014
Click here for more information.      RSVP:
jaclyn@communitywaitakere.org.nz or 09 838 7904

21 June 2014 -Otahuhu Mangere Youth Group   "We Say No - We need your voice" - OMYG Community Mobilization   click here to view video   

What's New?

More  What's New? 

New Zealandís Alcohol Laws have changed

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was passed on the 18th December 2012. This new legislation replaces the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. The new legislation came into force in stages with the final parts coming into force on the 18th December 2013.

For more information on these changes please click on the relevant tab on the left panel "Legislation" or below.

23 Dec 2013: Legislation Info Update - SSA Act 2012, Info on Key Changes, LAP's