• Alcohol Healthwatch is a team of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • We take a health promotion approach which includes: raising awareness, building knowledge and skills, promoting healthy public policy and best practice, and fostering coalitions and networks.
  • We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and underpinning our work using the Ottawa Charter. 
  • 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.


To achieve a 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 and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. 
  • To positively influence policy and legislation related to the access to, supply of, and promotion of alcohol.

International memberships

The Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol