Upcoming Events:

Jeff Noble  is coming down under! 
FASD-CAN www.fasd.can.org.nz, the organisation uniting and supporting those living with FASD is pleased to announce two workshops with Jeff Noble –
Saturday 25th November @ Jet Park Hotel Mangere Auckland and Monday 27th @ The Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch.  Jeff is a dynamic and energising speaker who describes himself as “…a helper, a leader and an innovator”.
egister to attend with FASD-CAN Secretary Lee Tempest
lee.tempest@fasd-can.org.nz before 20 Nov or click here for further details.        

Alcohol Healthwatch is excited to bring Vinny Demarco to NZ to present on how alcohol tax increases save lives, but they rarely happen for public health purposes. This presentation will describe one model for global action. For more information click here  (Registration is not required to attend these presentations)
AUT University: 2 Oct 2017: 10:30 to 11:30am - MH104, MH building, AUT South Campus, 640 Great South Road, Manukau
Auckland University: 2 Oct 2017: 12.30 to 1.30pm - Room  733-234, Tamaki Campus School of Population Health

Past Events:

Two Auckland events contributing to FASD Awareness Month, September 2017: 
Thursday Sept 7:  Alcohol Healthwatch and Hapai te Hauora will host Whanau ora and the FASD Plan: Achieving success together’  (8.30am to 12.30pm).

Video Links:
Presentation by Christine Rogan, Alcohol Healthwatch    
Presentation by Lance Norman, Hāpai Te Hauora   
View panui or register with
christine@ahw.org.nz before Thursday, 31 August.
Saturday Sept 9:  FASD-CAN invites families living with FASD to a ‘Let’s get Strategic’ caregivers workshop  (8.45am – 3.30pm). View invitation or register with lee.tempest@fasd-can.org.nz before Friday, 1 September. 

Invitation:-Thursday 27 July 2017: FASD-informed practice: A professional development workshop in partnership with Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty     Click here for Panui & more information  Registration is required to attend

Invitation:-Thursday 1st June 2017: FASD-informed practice: A professional development workshop.  Mangere , Auckland.  Click here for the Panui & more information  Registration is full and has now closed  

Invitation:-Thursday 30th March 2017: FASD-informed practice: A professional development workshop.  Mangere , Auckland.  Click here for the Panui & more information  



9 Sept 2016: Invitation - September 9th is World FASD Awareness Day. To mark the day in Auckland an FASD Policy and Research Forum will be held 9.00am -12.00pm @ the University of Auckland School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus. All are welcome.  Click here for more details.

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  

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


Feb 2016 - Workshops: FASD Moving Forward  International speakers will present the latest information around their research and programme related to supporting children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and offer practical strategies from their experiences

Hosted by: Fostering Kids NZ in association with Alcohol Healthwatch & FASD-CAN

To see more about the speakers, dates & locations, and how to register please click here to download the flyer. 



19 May 2015:  FASD Justice Forum with Guest speaker Judge Catherine Crawford, Children's Court Magistrate Western Australia
9.00am - 12.30pm, Quality Hotel, Parnell Click here for more information about the forum and attending


19 May 2015: Lecture:  "How youth affected by FASD are treated in criminal jurisdictions"  speaker Judge Catherine Crawford, Children's Court Magistrate Western Australia
6pm-7pm, 19/5/15,  Northey Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, Auckland  Click here for more information about the lecture and attending

Regional Forums - One Year On: SSAA 2012 - Invite & Registration Alcohol Healthwatch and the Health Promotion Agency are hosting three regional forums in March for those working in the fields of alcohol licensing, alcohol policy, public health, police and DLCs.  

The forums will discuss: 
-What is working well with the Act         - Key challenges              -Recommendations for the next phase of implementation  
For more details on these forums and the link to the online registration please see the attached document or visit the following link  http://www.alcohol.org.nz/events/one-year-sale-and-supply-alcohol-act-2012 
Draft Programme for Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington Forums 

30 June 2015: A report on three regional forums One Year On: The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012  June 2015  
Three regional SSAA Forums held in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The forums were held to reflect on how the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 is working towards its object one year into its implementation. The report summarises the discussions and themes from the three forums.  

 FASD Caregiver Support group Flyer 2015


 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

5 September 2014: Symposium-FASD In NZ : A Time to Act   Auckland - closed Presentations from Symposium

WHEN: Tuesday 8th July 2014. 9:15am-1:30pm      WHERE: Otara.  
More information   RSVP and queries to Raj Singh Ph: 5207039 or Email: raj@ahw.org.nz 

20 May 2014: Alcohol Healthwatch Community Action workshop Presentations: 
LAPs Evidence & Practice:  Alcohol Healthwatch 
Draft LAP Raising the Bar: Auckland Council 


 Invitation: Dr Linda Wason-Ellam presenting on “Multimodal Literacies for Learners with FASD”     20 Feb 2014 Waipuna,  AK

Invitation to book release & briefing paper launch - 3 December 2013: 
You are invited to hear award winning journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston speak about her timely and thought-provoking book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, and the official launch of our new Policy Briefing Paper - Women and Alcohol in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  

10.00am - 12pm, Tuesday 3rd December 2013 in  Parnell, Auckland Click here for more information and invitation   

SEMINARS: The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and Alcohol Healthwatch invite you to attend a research seminar on:
Dealing with Alcohol-Related Harm and the Night-Time Economy Presented by Associate Professor Peter Miller, School of Psychology, Deakin University, Australia      and
The Locally Specific Impacts of Alcohol Outlet Density in the North Island of New Zealand 2006-2011 Presented in Auckland by
Dr Michael Cameron, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato and in Wellington by Dr Craig Gordon, HPA
The seminars will be held:
Wellington 6 November 10am to 1pm 
More information & registration details  RSVP A.Jarosch@hpa.org.nz 
Auckland 8 November  10am to 1pm 
More information & registration form  RSVP suzanne@ahw.org.nz
LAP Policies Information Sheet 

Assoc. Prof. Peter Miller: Presentation 

Dr Michael Cameron: Presentation

Peter Miller's research reports:
Dealing with Alcohol in the Night-Time Economy - (DANTE) final report  
Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts - (POINTED) Executive Summary 
Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts - (POINTED) Final Report

Michael Cameron's research report
The Locally Specific Impacts of Alcohol Outlet Density in the North Island of New Zealand 2006-2011

9 Sept 2013:  FASDAY Auckland Event 09/09/13   Panui    Registration Form

23 May 2013: Keep Calm & Reduce the Harm Regional  Forum: 'Making the most out of our new liquor laws'   9.30am-3.30pm Auckland
Invitation &  Registration Form
Document: Key Aspects of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Alcohol Healthwatch 
Rebecca Williams: The Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - What's New? 
Cathy Bruce: LAPs What's happening out there? 
Amy Robinson: LAPs: How do we turn the evidence into practical recommendations? 
Michael Sinclair: Auckland Council Alcohol Programme: LAP   
Rebecca Williams: The Auckland Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan  


7 March 2013 :  THE PERILS OF ALCOHOL MARKETING  - Alcohol Action NZ Annual Conference
Video 1 : Introductory Comments - Dr Geoff Robinson, Alcohol Action NZ   
Video 2 : Alcohol Harms -  Prof. Jennie Connor, University of Otago 
Video 3: Responsible Alcohol Marketing:  A Public Health Oxymoron? - Prof. Janet Hoek, University  of Otago  
Video 4: Where Would Alcohol Companies Be Without Alcohol Marketing? - Prof. Sally Casswell, Massey University  
Video 5 : Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship, Young People Need A Sporting Chance - Dr Kerry O'Brien, Monash University (Australia)  
Video 6: The Culture Of Intoxication: Young Adults, Social Networking And Alcohol Marketing -Assoc Prof. Antonia Lyons, Massey University


Nov 13-14, 2012: From Harm to Harmony'
A two day symposium with a special focus on addressing the impacts of alcohol on the lives of women, and the burden of alcohol-related injuries and violence in New Zealand.
When: Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November 2012
Where: Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt. Wellington, Auckland

Invitation (pdf) Programme (pdf) Registraton Form(doc)

Nov 13-14, 2012: Harm to Harmony Presentations:
Nov 13, 2012 - Day 1

14 Nov 2012 - Day 2 Key Note addresses:

Nov 13, 2012: Briefing Paper -Women & Alcohol in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Nov 13, 2012:
Briefing Paper - Alcohol, Injuries & Violence
Nov 12, 2012: Media Release:
Harm to Harmony Symposium 13-14 Nov 2012

Oct 18, 2012: Launch - "Babies & Booze" Youth Social Media Awareness Campaign 4 Sept, 2012: World FASD Awareness Day Event, Waipuna Conference Centre, Auckland Invitation

24 May, 2012: Ak Community Alcohol Forum "From Global Alcohol Policy to Local Action", Waipuna
Invitation & Registration Form Agenda
Raj Singh(AHW) & Amy Robinson(AHW) & Winnie Hauraki(CAYAD)-Global Alcohol Policy Conference ; Prof Jane Kelsey(Ak Uni)-Free Trade Agreements Impact on NZ Alcohol Policy ; Basia Arnold(MOJ)-Alcohol Reform Bill ; Prof Doug Sellman(AANZ)-What's Alcohol Action NZ up to? ; Andrew Galloway & Paul Radich(Ak Council)-The District Licensing Agency Central ; Rebecca Williams(AHW)-Rising to the Challenge

2011 and Prior:

9 Nov, 2011:  2011 Central Auckland Election Forum   Invitation  9 September 2011: FASD Awareness Day Event 

Jun 2, 2011:  Auckland the Liveable City - Reducing Alcohol-related Harm: Regional Planning Forum  
Invitation & Registration Form     Agenda   Presentation- Michael Sinclair, Auckland Council 

1 August 2011: Report-Auckland Regional Alcohol Planning Forum  2 June 2011 
1 August 2011: Executive Summary-Auckland Regional Forum Planning Report  2 June 2011

Regional Workshops:  NZ Drug Fdn ( in assoc. with Alcohol Healthwatch) is hosting workshops on the Alcohol Law Reform Bill:  Nelson 3/2/11, New Plymouth 4/2/11, Hamilton 8/2/11 , Palmerston North 9/2/11, Dunedin 10/2/11.  Click here for more info.

Jan 27, 2010 : Alcohol Reform Bill Submission Workshop  St Stephen's Church Hall, Whangaparaoa Hibiscus Coast. For more information Call Graham Lamont (09-424-4599) or  Christine Rogan( 09)520-7037
Nov 3, 2010: Invitation & Registration Form - "Creating a Brighter Future" Alcohol Law Reform Forum  9.30am -3.30pm, Waipuna Conference Centre, Mt Wellington , Auckland  -Simon Power's speech  
Sept 27, 2010: Mayoral pre-election forum on social issues - Otahuhu 
Sept 14, 2010:  Community Meeting "Why(& how) NZ must change its binge-drinking culture" -Whangaparaoa 
Sept 13, 2010: Open Lecture; Prof. Sir Ian Gilmore - A View of Liquor Law Reform, UK & NZ (hosted by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians) 
Sept 11, 2010: Youth Preventing Awareness Day  
Sept 9, 2010 - Invitation:  To World FASD Awareness Day Event Auckland 2010 
Aug 15, 2010 - Alcohol Law Reform - Public Rally/March
Jun 22, 2010 - Auckland Regional Alcohol Forum (doc)
Apr 29, 2010: Free Workshop - Living with FASD in the Family: Trying Differently Not Harder
Mar 31, 2010: Free Seminar - FASD & Justice; Presenting Forensic Psychologist, Dr Natalie Novick Brown 
Mar 23,  2010: Conference - Alcohol Causes Violence  Conference 

Sep 9, 2009    International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day 09/09/09
 Invitation to Attend a Free Seminar  "FASD in Aotearoa - 10 Years On"
Poster:  International FASD Day Poster (PDF)
Chris Laurenson, MOH; MOH action on FASD: a presentation to the FASD Day 9/9/09 (PDF/PPT) 
Diane Bourn, FSANZ; Health Advisory labels on Alcoholic Beverages (PDF/PPT)
Christine Rogan, Alcohol Healthwatch;"FASD in Aotearoa- 10 years on" From a Community Perspective(PDF/PPT)
Dr Sheryl Parackal;Alcohol in Pregnancy Study (APS)  (PDF/PPT)

July-August 2009  Canadian First Nation International Guest Speaker Jenelle McMillan(pdf) 
May 15, 2009
Presentation ALAC Conference - FASD Finding The Fit
Dec 5, 2008  Seminar: Fetal Alcohol Awareness Luncheon 11.30am - 3pm, Blenheim Oct 15, 2008   Action on Alcohol ; Auckland Regional Alcohol Forum at Waipuna Conference Centre, Mt Wellington  9.00 am to 3.30pm 
Forum Invitation(pdf)    
Feedback from Workshops on National Alcohol Action Plan(PDF)
Presentation - Leigh Sturgiss:Tobacco Control Initiatives. What Worked & Why?(PDF)
Presentation -Rebecca Williams - Action on Liquor; Policy & Context Update (PDF)

16 Apr 2008: Seminar: Intervention is Prevention: Working Effectively with the Highest-Risk Mothers to Prevent FASD - Dr Therese Grant  (invitation)
Biosketch of Therese Grant

Presentation Handout #1  - Morning Session
Presentation Handout #2 - Morning Session

26 Nov & 3 Dec 2007: Seminars in Wellington and Auckland "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Youth Justice Professionals Need to Know" (PDF)
8 & 9 November 2007: Training - Recognising & Responding to Alcohol Related Brain Injury - An Introduction. Waipuna Hotel, Mt Wellington(PDF)

21 September 2007: "Issues & Interventions" Alcohol & Tertiary Students - Waipuna Hotel, Mt Wellington

July 2007: Forum -Auckland Regional Alcohol & Road Safety Forum: Invitation & Presentations
Sept 2006: Symposium- Auckland 21st Sept or Wellington 22nd Sept:"Alcohol marketing-beyond the glamour, fun and sex"(PDF)
Sept 2006 -FASD Day 9th Sept (PDF)
9 September 2005 -Invitation:FASD Awareness Day
13 July 2005-SOL Amendment Bill Workshop
14 June 2005 - Auckland Regional Exit Breath Survey 2005 Launch (PDF)
14 June 2005 - North West Host Responsibility and Safer Environments Expo (PDF)
14 June 2005 - AGENDA: North West Expo
9 September 2004 - FAS Day(PDF)
9 September 2004 - FAS Day Invitation(PDF)