24 Nov 2022: Celebrations as Auckland moves to clean up alcohol product advertising

10 Nov 2022: FANNZ Update

Factsheet on youth drinking from the NZ Youth 2000 surveys (see more below): 

Nov 2022:  Factsheet- UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING ALCOHOL HARM among rangatahi Māori at secondary school  

Addressing Alcohol Harm in Adolescents Technical Report 2: Māori analysis. Methods and data tables November 2022

11 Oct 2022: E-news  

Download the first four factsheets on youth drinking from the NZ Youth 2000 surveys.

Youth 2000 -  SOURCES OF ALCOHOL AND HARM among secondary school students 

Youth 2000 -  ALCOHOL HARM among secondary school students 

Youth 2000 -  DRINKING PATTERNS among secondary school students


Youth 2000 -  RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR ALCOHOL USE among secondary school student

 Addressing Alcohol Harm in Adolescents Technical Report 1: Methods and overview of findings 27 Oct 2022

27 Sept 2022: Webinar #1: Overview of adolescent alcohol use and harm

This free four-part webinar series, hosted by Alcohol Healthwatch and the Adolescent Health Research Group, will present new findings from the Youth2000 adolescent health survey. Leading experts will discuss what the findings mean for policy and community action to reduce alcohol harm among young people. We warmly invite policy makers, community leaders, youth workers and anyone with an interest in this important kaupapa to attend.

Click here to read more.

9 Sept 2022: Media- FASD Awareness Day: faster progress needed to prevent and support 

9 Sept 2022: Invitation: FASD in Aotearoa -  Where we are now  

Alcohol Healthwatch and FASD-CAN are also hosting a FASD webinar, “FASD in Aotearoa: Where We Are Now”. Join us at 9am on the 9th September on Zoom.  We’ll come together online in solidarity of FASD Awareness Day in Aotearoa New Zealand. We'll turn a spotlight on some of the mahi from the year behind us and on the challenges ahead.

Speakers include: FASD-CAN Chair Leigh Henderson, Harsh Vardhan from Te Whatu Ora, educator Tania Henderson, Janell Dymus of Hāpai te Hauora, journalist Paula Penfold (tbc) and Nicki Jackson of Alcohol Healthwatch.

Click on this link to zoom to join on 9/9/2022 @9am 

11 Aug 2022:  Report: Exposure to alcohol-related branding at community-level rugby and rugby league games across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland June 2022


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

30 Jun 2022: E-news

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

27 May 2022: E-news

 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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