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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9 Sept 2021: Media - Global message to prevent harm from drinking during pregnancy

Today marks World FASD Awareness Day; a day to take a pause and reflect on how we are supporting alcohol-free pregnancies as well as those affected by... [Read more]

9 Sept 2021: Factsheet - Prenatal alcohol exposure and lifelong impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Most adults in Aotearoa New Zealand drink alcohol/waipiro. In 2019/20, 81.5% of adults aged 15 years and over reported drinking in the past year, equa... [Read more]

1 Sept 2021: Factsheet - Taking Action on Alcohol Outlet Signage: Improving Amenity and Preventing Harm

The Signage Bylaw 20151 is currently under review by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, with Local Boards having the opportunity to have their ... [Read more]

12-13 Oct 2021 -The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance Virtual Event 2021

GAPC 2021 Cape Town has been postponed until 2023 - The GAPC Virtual Event 2021 will be held instead in the same week, 12-13 October 20... [Read more]

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