About Alcohol Healthwatch About Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is an organisation of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm and inequities in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are funded by the Ministry of Health.

Our role is to provide credible and up-to-date evidence-based information on matters relating to alcohol policy and planning. Our priority is to mobilise communities to take action on a range of alcohol-related harms, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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12 May 2022: Media - Strong momentum across local government for alcohol law change

Whanganui District Council and Hamilton City Council are the latest to join growing calls for stronger protections from alcohol harm. This week they f... [Read more]

7 Apr 2022: Media - New Zealand’s two largest Councils call for alcohol law reform

Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that Christchurch City Council has joined Auckland Council in supporting MP Chlӧe Swarbrick’s Private Members&rs... [Read more]

24 Mar 2022: Joint Media Release - Health authorities congratulate Auckland Council for leadership on alcohol harm

Alcohol Healthwatch, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Salvation Army and Counties Manukau Health are delighted with Auckland Council’s u... [Read more]

15 Feb 2022: Factsheet - Are you concerned about alcohol advertising and signs at local alcohol outlets?

Communities often describe the many negative effects of alcohol outlets in their neighbourhoods. Commonly, concerns are raised about the exteriors bei... [Read more]

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