19 July 2022: Media: “Pass the Bill” campaign calls on MPs to support alcohol law change

30 June 2022: Factsheet - Alcohol sponsorship of sport in Aotearoa New Zealand

30 June 2022: Media - Supporting the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill will save lives

30 June 2022: E-news

1 June 2022: Reflections on Budget 2022 tackling alcohol-related harm

27 May 2022: Factsheet-Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Bill

27 May 2022: E-news

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

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

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

 7 Mar 2022: Documentary- Disordered: how we’re failing Kiwis with FASD

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

Dec 2021: Factsheet: Alcohol Taxes and Levies 

Dec 2021: Factsheet: Minimum Unit Pricing

 20 Dec 2021: E-news  

15 Nov 2021: PROOF | Documentary about NZ's drinking culture | RNZ - Two years ago Guyon Espiner stopped drinking. Now, the award-winning journalist and podcast-maker has made a documentary about New Zealand's drinking culture and the alcohol industry.

15 Nov 2021: FANNZ Update

4 Nov 2021: Media - Study shows alcohol sold at pocket money prices 
Document - Cheap drinks: An exploratory audit of alcohol prices at off -licences across Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. July 2021


27 Oct 2021: Submission - Consultation on alcohol signs and advertising at liquor stores in Auckland 

5 Oct 2021: FANNZ Update

Aucklanders – we need your help.

Auckland Council is currently asking for public feedback on signs and advertising at liquor stores. Consultation closes October 27.  Please take two minutes to have your say on this important issue.

We know that liquor stores can be an eyesore in the environment, with their huge posters and numerous signs. This can impact the way that communities feel about where they live, reducing community wellbeing.

We also know that liquor stores often feature images of alcohol brands, products and drinking occasions. Children, young people and persons with alcohol use disorders are vulnerable to these forms of advertising, increasing alcohol-related harm.

Restricting signs and advertising at liquor stores is a win-win. We can create healthier, fairer environments that support Aucklanders to drink less and reap the amazing benefits.

Please go to https://www.protectourfuture.org.nz/ to have your say. Thank you for your support.

29 Sept 2021: Media - Commissioners show leadership on FASD by invoking statutory mandate


28 Sept 2021 - Report of the Disability Rights Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner to the Prime Minister Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Call to Action

27 Sept 2021: Media - DHBs call for stronger action on alcohol will improve health and equity

 21 Sept 2021: FANNZ Update

9 Sept 2021: Webinar - Watch the video: FASD AWARENESS DAY 2021  AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND 


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


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

FASD AWARENESS DAY: ONLINE EVENT Thursday 9 September, 8.50am – 9:50am
via ZOOM

Kia ora koutou,

Due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day hui at the University of Auckland Waipapa Marae.

However, we are pleased to announce that, together with the University of Auckland, we will mark FASD Awareness Day with a short online event via zoom. This Thursday, 9th September, from 8:50am to 9:50am.

We are honoured to have the following guest speakers for the event:

  • Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft
  • Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero
  • FASD-CAN (Care Action Network)

We apologise for the short notice but hope you can join us to hear from our guest speakers and take a moment of reflection at 9:09am - the ninth minute, of the ninth hour, of the ninth day, of the ninth month - to symbolise the nine months of pregnancy in which to grow a healthy baby - and to reflect on those who are already living with FASD and need our support.

The zoom link is https://auckland.zoom.us/j/91757149485

Feel free to wear your red shoes to acknowledge the day. Upload a photo of your shoes and read more information about how you can support FASD Day and Awareness Month at https://www.actionpoint.org.nz/fasd


1 Sept 2021: Factsheet - Taking action on alcohol outlet signage: improving amenity and preventing harm

FANNZ Update 8.9.21 

 FANNZ Update 27.8.21 

POSTPONED: 3 Aug 2021: Invitation -  FASD Action Plan 2016-2019.  Where to from here? 
Thursday 9 September, 8.30am – 4.30pm Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland 16 Wynyard Street, Auckland

 FANNZ Update 13.7.21

Jun 2021: E-news

 21 Apr 2021: FANNZ Update   Call for Whānau research participants (Pdf)

 22 Mar 2021: FANNZ Update


18 Mar 2021: E-news

9 Mar 2021: Evidence-based alcohol policies: Building a fairer and healthier future for Aotearoa New Zealand

25 Feb 2021: Salvation Army and Public Health Experts alarm at increases in high-strength alcohol on our shelves

19 Feb 2021: Fact Sheet - Alcohol Marketing 

19 Feb 2021: NZMJ - Ineffective, meaningless, inequitable: analysis of complaints to a voluntary alcohol advertising code

19 Feb 2021: Media - Ineffective voluntary code for alcohol advertising must be scrapped

 20 Jan 2021: FANNZ Update

 16 Dec 2020: FANNZ Update

 16 Dec 2020: Document - Analysis of complaints made to the Advertising Standards Authority Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol: 2017-2020 


16 Dec 2020: Media - Voluntary advertising Code prioritises alcohol industry over community


10 Dec 2020: E-news

 26 Nov 2020: FANNZ Update

3 Nov 2020: FANNZ Update

29 Oct 2020: Media - Public need to know when broadcasting standards for alcohol have been breached



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