29 Sept 2020: Fannz Update

25 Sept 2020: Campaign Launch "Uncap our Potential" -  A new digital campaign to share in the vision of a country with less alcohol harm. Endless possibilities with less drinking & less harm.  Go to the Uncap our Potential website  

17 Sept 2020: E-News



10 Sept 2020: FANNZ Update - 2020 FASD Awareness Day!  



9 Sept 2020: Media - Global message to prevent harm from drinking during pregnancy

 3 Sept 2020: FANNZ Update

 Election 2020: Alcohol Policy Scorecard

By taking strong action on alcohol, we have the potential to improve everything we deeply care about. With less alcohol harm, we can; improve our mental wellbeing, reduce suicide and family harm, have safer roads and communities, improve our physical health (e.g. fewer injuries, birth defects and cancers) and lift employment and productivity.

The table in the attached scorecard below can be used to see how each party measures up in their Election 2020 promises. The rationale for the policies is also provided.

Election 2020: Alcohol Policy Scorecard 


12 Aug 2020: FANNZ Update

5 Aug 2020: Submission to the Advertising Standards Authority on the Influencers: Making it clear that ads are ads consultation

17 Jul 2020:  Media -Trans-Tasman Ministers vote in favour of world’s strongest alcohol warning label

 17 Jul 2020: Twenty Years On, Petition For Warning Label On Alcohol To Be Voted On - Christine Rogan interviewed on TVNZ Breakfast

7 July 2020: Media - Alcohol Health Warning Label Vote Imminent 20 years to advocate for change 

 30 Jun 2020: Media- Ministers urged to approve effective pregnancy health warning on alcohol labels

30 Jun 2020 - E-News

19 Jun 2020 - Open Letter: An effective health warning label to protect our future

On July 17, Australian and New Zealand Food Forum Ministers will meet to decide on which label will be used as the mandatory health warning label to be placed on all alcohol products sold in both countries. Add your name to the list of people calling for a best practice health warning label by endorsing the letter.  Click here for more information and the letter.

Nicki Jackson
22 May 2020 - NZMJ Viewpoint: The practice of the alcohol industry as health educator: a critique
By Nicki Jackson & Rachael Dion

Nicki Jackson 
29 Apr 2020 - Keep calm and carry on drinking: alcohol industry’s message during COVID-19
Article by Dr Nicki Jackson for Drink Tank (FARE) 

4 Apr 2020 - Media: Government urged to rethink giving free reign to online alcohol sales

2 Apr 2020 - E-News

31 Mar 2020 - Unite against COVID-19 – Helping whānau & communities prevent alcohol issues

30 Mar 2020 - Submission on the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill

FANNZ Update 25.3.20 
Media: Liquor industry tantrum undermines effective regulation of pregnancy warning labels 
Media: Further Delays To Pregnancy Health Warnings On  Alcohol (FARE 20.3.20)

25 Mar 2020 - Liquor industry tantrum undermines effective regulation of pregnancy warning labels



Infographic: Alcohol & Covid-19: What you need to know   
Factsheet: Alcohol & Covid-19: What you need to know: General facts about alcohol and your body / 
General Myths about Alcohol and COVID-19
Factsheet: Alcohol & Covid-19: General myths about covid-19 and alcohol

4 Mar 2020 - FANNZ Update    (Click here to read the media release)

2 Mar 2020 - Media: Bated breath as decision on alcohol and pregnancy warning labels rests with Ministers

24 Jan 2020 - Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2020

9 Jan 2020 - FANNZ Update

16 Dec 2019 - E-News

11 Dec 2019 - Submission to Health Committee on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill

5 Dec 2019 - Results: New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19  (e-update)

5 Dec 2019 - Factsheet: drinking in the past year . New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19

5 Dec 2019 - Factsheet: hazardous drinking. New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19

5 Dec 2019 - Powerpoint Presentation showing the trends in past-year drinking and hazardous drinking 

27 Nov 2019 - FANNZ Update 

14 Nov 2019 - Media: New Drinking Stats Show Extra Cause for Concern

30 Oct 2019 - Fact Sheet: Divesting from Alcohol Companies

25 Oct 2019 - Proposal P1050: Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages. Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand

3 Oct 2019 - Submission to the Ministry of Health on the National Cancer Action Plan

27 Sept 2019 - Submission in respect of regulations to be made under sections 12 and 13 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018  (Ireland)

19 Sept 2019 - FANNZ Update: FASD Awareness month summary

18 Sept 2019 - Submission to the Review of KiwiSaver Default Provider Arrangements

13 Sept 2019 - Submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee on the Inquiry into health inequities for Māori

9 Sept 2019 - Invitation: FASD Awareness Day 9am-11am Eden Gardens, Epsom Registration Essential (Closed)

6 Sept 2019  Media - Looking to the future this FASD Awareness Day

5 Sept 2019 - FANNZ Update

5 Sept 2019 - E-News

23 Aug 2019 - Submission to the Advertising Standards Authority Codes Committee on the Consultation on the standards for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol 

Jul 2019 Fact Sheet - Signage at bottle stores: Albert-Eden Local Board

Jul 2019 Fact Sheet - Signage at bottle stores: Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

Jul 2019 - An exploratory audit of off-licence compliance with the Auckland Council Signage Bylaw: Albert-Eden Local Board June 2019 

Jul 2019 - An exploratory audit of off-licence compliance with the Auckland Council Signage Bylaw: Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board June 2019

Jun 2019 - E-News

7 June 2019 - FANNZ Update     
18 Apr 2019 - FASD Action Plan Hui: “What’s in the forecast?”  Feedback

 31 May 2019 - Submission to the Office for Seniors on the Draft Strategy: Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

 29 May 2019 - Media: Serious Action on Alcohol Side-lined in Government’s Response to Mental Health and Addiction

 31 Mar 2019 - Submission to the Auckland Transport Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 

18 Apr 2019 - Hui Invitation: FASD Action Plan 2016-2019: What’s in the forecast? 
Jet Park Mangere, Auckland 8.30am – 12.30pm    (RSVP is essential to attend)

25 Mar 2019 - E-News

 30 Jan 2019 - Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2019 

21 Feb 2019 - Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax

21 Dec 2018 - FANNZ Update      2nd Australasian FASD Conference 2018 Perth Update

23.1.19  FANNZ Update

18 Dec 2018 - E-News

6 Dec 2018 - FANNZ Update

4 Dec 2018 - Media: Strong Action on Alcohol Needed to Support Better Mental Health

23 Nov 2018 - Fact Sheet: New Zealand Health Survey 2017/18: Alcohol use

15 Nov 2018 - Media: Number of Hazardous Drinkers Now Tops Three-Quarters of a Million

Nov 2018 Status of Local Alcohol Policies, November 2018

Oct 2018  Status of Local Alcohol Policies, October 2018

11 Oct 2018 FANNZ Update





11 Oct 2018  Media: Ministers vote for effective pregnancy warning labels on all alcohol products

30 Sept 2018  Media: Celebrations as Auckland Transport says no to alcohol advertising 

28 Sept 2018 - E-News Issue 4 

5 Oct 2018: FASD Forum from an International and Local Perspective
Where: Manurewa Marae - Manukau, Auckland

RSVP by 5.00pm Wednesday 3rd October.     Email: christine@ahw.org.nz or phone 09-5207037

For more information: FASD Seminar Flyer 5 Oct 2018

27 Sept 2018 FANNZ Update    FASD Seminar Flyer 5 Oct 2018

7 Sept 2018 Media: New Study Highlights importance of FASD Awareness Day

5 Sept 2018 FANNZ Update 5.9.18       
New Phase of Don't Know? Don't Drink Campaign. Pre-Testie Bestie       Red Shoes Rock

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Criminal Justice System
Seminar & live stream | Thursday 11 October 4:00pm - 6:15pm Hosted by ADLS

This seminar headed by a Canadian expert in the field of Forensic Psychiatry and FASD will explore
what lawyers need to know when dealing with a client who may have FASD

For more information and to register visit: www.adls.org.nz/cpd/cpd-calendar/   or click here

24 Aug 2018 FANNZ Update 

29 June 2018 -  FANNZ Update  

29 June 2018 -  E-news: Issue 3

5 June 2018 - Submission on the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry 

Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry - Have your say - submissions by Tuesday 5th June at 5pm  (CLOSED)

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry Panel are currently calling for submissions on system-level changes required to improve both promotion of good mental health and support people with mental health challenges and/or addictions.  This is a once in a generation opportunity to improve New Zealand's approach to mental health and reduce our stubbornly high suicide rates.  Click here for more information 

May 2018 - Submission Template:  Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry (.docx)

May 2018 - Report: Alcohol and mental health: a review of evidence, with a particular focus on New Zealand Report prepared to inform the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry underway in 2018 and funded by Alcohol Healthwatch May 2018

17 May 2018 - Alcohol Healthwatch Submission to the Governance and Administration Committee on the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

16 May 2018 - Submission on the draft first report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs

08 May 2018 - FANNZ Update

May 2018 - E-News Issue 2 

24 April 2018 - Media release: Beer the Beautiful Truth

24 April 2018 - Decision from Advertising Standards Authority: Beer the Beautiful Truth 

Our Science, Our Stories: 2nd Australasian FASD Conference
Perth, Australia  21-22 Nov 2018
Pre-conference workshops 20 Nov 2018

We encourage you to attend this important conference, happening at a critical time of FASD action in both Australia and New Zealand.  Our Science, Our Stories, will feature our own Claire Gyde, inspirational writer and speaker and Chairperson of FASD-CAN, along with Canada’s Dr Svetlana Popova who has led groundbreaking research to ascertain FASD rates worldwide and in Canada.   

The FASD Conference Call for Abstract submissions is open. The deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday 11th May.
For further information about the conference click here .

22 Mar 2018 - Media - South Auckland community 'success' in preventing a 5th off-licence opening

Three Public Forums on Alcohol-related Submission Opportunities 

Wellington Thursday 5th April / Auckland Monday 9th April / Christchurch Wednesday 11th April     (CLOSED)

The opportunity for evidence-based action on alcohol-related harm is ripe! To build momentum for change, Alcohol Healthwatch is holding three public forums to assist stakeholders (public health, community, etc) in preparing their submissions. These workshops will cover:

  • Louisa Wall's Private Members' Bill: Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill
  • The Tax Working Group call for submissions
  • The Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry

For more information click here - Wellington 5/4/18  /  Auckland 9/4/18  /   Christchurch 11/4/18 

Tuesday 27 March: Seminar - Partnerships between Universities and NGOs: a win-win

12.30-1.30pm    Function Hall 730-220, University of Auckland School of Population Health 

For more information click here 

This seminar is hosted by the School of Population Health and is free to attend. It is useful to have an indication of numbers attending, please RSVP to e.kinane@auckland.ac.nz.

06 Mar 2018 - E-News

28 Feb 2018: FANNZ Update

26 Feb 2018 - Media: Heaviest drinking quarter since new liquor laws came into effect

Feb 2018 - Submission on the Ministry's  Draft Strategy to prevent Suicide in NZ  (June 2017)

23 Jan 2018: Media- Addressing cheap alcohol needs to be on the table of the Mental Health Inquiry

18 Jan 2018 - Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2018

Jan 2018:  SUMMARY: A review of Territorial Authority progress towards Local Alcohol Policy development


Alcohol Healthwatch and the Bay of Plenty DHB Community Health 4 Kids invites you to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder workshop on Thursday 15th February 2018 in Tauranga with Dr Valerie McGinn Neuropsychologist.

Click to view the Panui or Email Maria.Hart@bopdhb.govt.nz for further information.



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