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: Public submissions on the city’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy closed 16 July 2014.
For a copy of Auckland’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy and more information on the consultation process visit Help Shape Local Alcohol Policy .
- 17 Oct 2014: FANNZ Update
- 14 Nov 2014: FASD Symposium
Key note speakers: Dr Valerie McGinn(NZ Expert on FASD) & Christine Rogan (HP Advisor/FASD Project Coordinator, Alcohol Healthwatch)
Hosted by the Youth Offending Team Waitakere
- 8 Oct 2014: Media-More to be done on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- 8 Oct 2014: FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act - Call to Action Consensus Statement September 2014 Consensus Statementbased on information shared at the FASD Symposium and the FASD Policy and Research Roundtable hosted by the University of Auckland’s Centre for Addiction Research and Alcohol Healthwatch on 5th and 9th September 2014. It identifies areas of priority to prevent FASD and to address the gaps in service delivery to those affected by FASD.
- Presentations from Symposium -FASD in NZ: A time to Act, 5 Sept 2014
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.