About Us

Alcohol Healthwatch is a team of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm in Aotearoa/New Zealand through effective health promotion.

We are committed to working in accordance with the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi and within the terms of the Ottawa Charter.

We take a health promotion approach which includes: raising awareness, building knowledge and skills, promoting healthy public policy and best practice, fostering coalitions and networks.

We work in collaboration with professional and community groups to positively address alcohol-related issues at local, regional and national levels.  We also foster international linkages.

We are governed as a Charitable Trust.

Mission Statement

To reduce alcohol-related harm  and inequities.


Achieve sustained reduction of alcohol-related harm in New Zealand/Aotearoa.


To build a solid and up-to-date information and knowledge base relating to alcohol.

To foster coalitions and networks to encourage action and enhance collaboration within and across sectors.

To initiate or support activities that result in strengthened knowledge and skills in individuals.

To initiate or support activities that result in enhanced community awareness of alcohol-related issues and community action aimed at preventing or reducing alcohol-related harm.

To initiate or support opportunities for the education and training of alcohol health promoters and service providers.

To bring about positive changes to organisational practices relating to access, supply and promotion of alcohol and the enforcement of the Sale of Liquor Act.

To positively influence policy and legislation related to the access to, supply of, and promotion of alcohol.