Welcome to the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust website
Alcohol consumption is widely accepted throughout New Zealand society. However, the harmful effects of alcohol on individuals, families and communities are far-reaching and contribute significantly to the incidence of ill-health, injury and violence in our country. Alcohol Healthwatch is a team of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm in Aotearoa/New Zealand through effective health promotion.
- 6 Aug 2016: Invitation - A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder parenting workshop will be held on Saturday August 6thin Wellington in association with FASD-CAN. For further details and to register click here
- Submission alert - Submissions on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill - close 9/6/16
A new bill about the sale and supply of alcohol intends to change the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to allow low and non-alcoholic drinks to be displayed for sale in the same “single-area” as beer and wine in supermarkets, and clarify that any company can hold a licence under the Act.
The Justice and Electoral Committee is now accepting public submissions on the bill. For on-line submissions click here (Scroll to the bottom of the page). For a copy of the bill click here. Closing Date: Thursday 9 June 2016 (Online submissions can be sent up to 11.59pm).
Please contact us if you would like to discuss the issue or require further information for the submission. Contact details: Esther U Ph: 09 520 7038 or Email: Esther@ahw.org.nz
- 22 June 2016: Invitation-“FASD-Informed Practice - A Professional Development Workshop with Neuropsycholgist Dr Valerie McGinn and Paediatrician Dr Zoe McLaren, Wed 22nd June, Hamilton.
RSVP essential by 15 June. For further information … “ Invitation- FASD - informed practice: A professional development workshop
- 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.