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: 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
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: email@example.com 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.
21 June 2014 -Otahuhu Mangere Youth Group "We Say No - We need your voice" - OMYG Community Mobilization click here to view video
- July 2014: Newsletter Edition 2
- 30 June 2014: FANNZ Update
- 30 June 2014: Media- Alcohol labelling decision a travesty of justice for unborn babies
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.