Itís time to have your say on alcohol advertising and sponsorship

Alcohol marketing is recruiting our kids as the next generation of problem drinkers. We think that enough is enough. Fortunately we are finally getting an opportunity to do something about it.  

It’s time to have your say on alcohol advertising and sponsorship

Justice Minister Judith Collins recently announced a Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in response to the Law Commission’s recommendations in 2010 .  The Forum is now seeking submissions from affected stakeholders, experts on advertising, sponsorship, alcohol and health, and the public.  It  also has a focus on populations that suffer greater harm from alcohol (including Māori, Pacific and young people) and it would be particularly interested in hearing submissions from or relating to these groups. 

Information on making a submission is on the Ministry of Health website . A submission form has also been provided by the Ministry of Health at this link.

Submissions must be made by 5pm, 28 April 2014 and can be emailed to:

For more background information and Terms of Reference:

Alcohol Healthwatch strongly encourages you to have your say.  We have developed a number of tools to assist you with doing a submission.

For more information contact or phone (09) 520 7038.

What's New?

14 Apr 2014: Media-Hospitality sector tactics mar Local Alcohol Policy process  

Apr 2014: Action on Alcohol: Change is coming – Alcohol Action NZ Conference, held 20th March, 2014. Presentations are now available on the AANZ website - 

19 Mar 2014: FANNZ Update  
15 Jan 2014:  
Helpful Information For Local Alcohol Policy Submissions (For Health Providers) 

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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.  

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