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
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
20 Oct 2020: FANNZ Update
29 Sept 2020: Fannz Update
25 Sept 2020: Campaign Launch "Uncap our Potential" - A new digital campaign to share in the vision of a country with less alcohol harm. Endless possibilities with less drinking & less harm. Go to the Uncap our Potential website
17 Sept 2020: E-News
10 Sept 2020: FANNZ Update - 2020 FASD Awareness Day!
9 Sept 2020: Media - Global message to prevent harm from drinking during pregnancy
3 Sept 2020: FANNZ Update
Election 2020: Alcohol Policy Scorecard
By taking strong action on alcohol, we have the potential to improve everything we deeply care about. With less alcohol harm, we can; improve our mental wellbeing, reduce suicide and family harm, have safer roads and communities, improve our physical health (e.g. fewer injuries, birth defects and cancers) and lift employment and productivity.
The table in the attached scorecard below can be used to see how each party measures up in their Election 2020 promises. The rationale for the policies is also provided.
Election 2020: Alcohol Policy Scorecard
12 Aug 2020: FANNZ Update
5 Aug 2020: Submission to the Advertising Standards Authority on the Influencers: Making it clear that ads are ads consultation
17 Jul 2020: Media -Trans-Tasman Ministers vote in favour of world’s strongest alcohol warning label
17 Jul 2020: Twenty Years On, Petition For Warning Label On Alcohol To Be Voted On - Christine Rogan interviewed on TVNZ Breakfast
7 July 2020: Media - Alcohol Health Warning Label Vote Imminent 20 years to advocate for change
30 Jun 2020: Media- Ministers urged to approve effective pregnancy health warning on alcohol labels
30 Jun 2020 - E-News
19 Jun 2020 - Open Letter: An effective health warning label to protect our future
On July 17, Australian and New Zealand Food Forum Ministers will meet to decide on which label will be used as the mandatory health warning label to be placed on all alcohol products sold in both countries. Add your name to the list of people calling for a best practice health warning label by endorsing the letter. Click here for more information and the letter.
22 May 2020 - NZMJ Viewpoint: The practice of the alcohol industry as health educator: a critique
By Nicki Jackson & Rachael Dion
29 Apr 2020 - Keep calm and carry on drinking: alcohol industry’s message during COVID-19
Article by Dr Nicki Jackson for Drink Tank (FARE)
4 Apr 2020 - Media: Government urged to rethink giving free reign to online alcohol sales
2 Apr 2020 - E-News
Mar 2020 - A Road Map for Alcohol Pricing Policies: Creating a fairer and healthier Aotearoa New Zealand March 2020
31 Mar 2020 - Unite against COVID-19 – Helping whānau & communities prevent alcohol issues
30 Mar 2020 - Submission on the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill
FANNZ Update 25.3.20
Media: Liquor industry tantrum undermines effective regulation of pregnancy warning labels
Media: Further Delays To Pregnancy Health Warnings On Alcohol (FARE 20.3.20)
25 Mar 2020 - Liquor industry tantrum undermines effective regulation of pregnancy warning labels
THE FOLLOWING FACTSHEETS PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND COVID-19. IT ADDRESSES, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MISINFORMATION THAT IS BEING SPREAD THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER COMMUNICATION CHANNELS ABOUT ALCOHOL
Infographic: Alcohol & Covid-19: What you need to know
Factsheet: Alcohol & Covid-19: What you need to know: General facts about alcohol and your body /
General Myths about Alcohol and COVID-19
Factsheet: Alcohol & Covid-19: General myths about covid-19 and alcohol
4 Mar 2020 - FANNZ Update (Click here to read the media release)
2 Mar 2020 - Media: Bated breath as decision on alcohol and pregnancy warning labels rests with Ministers
24 Jan 2020 - Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2020
9 Jan 2020 - FANNZ Update
16 Dec 2019 - E-News
11 Dec 2019 - Submission to Health Committee on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill
5 Dec 2019 - Results: New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19 (e-update)
5 Dec 2019 - Factsheet: drinking in the past year . New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19
5 Dec 2019 - Factsheet: hazardous drinking. New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19
5 Dec 2019 - Powerpoint Presentation showing the trends in past-year drinking and hazardous drinking
27 Nov 2019 - FANNZ Update
14 Nov 2019 - Media: New Drinking Stats Show Extra Cause for Concern
30 Oct 2019 - Fact Sheet: Divesting from Alcohol Companies
25 Oct 2019 - Proposal P1050: Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages. Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand
3 Oct 2019 - Submission to the Ministry of Health on the National Cancer Action Plan
27 Sept 2019 - Submission in respect of regulations to be made under sections 12 and 13 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 (Ireland)
19 Sept 2019 - FANNZ Update: FASD Awareness month summary
18 Sept 2019 - Submission to the Review of KiwiSaver Default Provider Arrangements
13 Sept 2019 - Submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee on the Inquiry into health inequities for Māori
9 Sept 2019 - Invitation: FASD Awareness Day 9am-11am Eden Gardens, Epsom Registration Essential (Closed)
6 Sept 2019 Media - Looking to the future this FASD Awareness Day
5 Sept 2019 - FANNZ Update
5 Sept 2019 - E-News
23 Aug 2019 - Submission to the Advertising Standards Authority Codes Committee on the Consultation on the standards for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol
Jul 2019 Fact Sheet - Signage at bottle stores: Albert-Eden Local Board
Jul 2019 Fact Sheet - Signage at bottle stores: Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
Jul 2019 - An exploratory audit of off-licence compliance with the Auckland Council Signage Bylaw: Albert-Eden Local Board June 2019
Jul 2019 - An exploratory audit of off-licence compliance with the Auckland Council Signage Bylaw: Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board June 2019
Jun 2019 - E-News
7 June 2019 - FANNZ Update
18 Apr 2019 - FASD Action Plan Hui: “What’s in the forecast?” Feedback
31 May 2019 - Submission to the Office for Seniors on the Draft Strategy: Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034
29 May 2019 - Media: Serious Action on Alcohol Side-lined in Government’s Response to Mental Health and Addiction
31 Mar 2019 - Submission to the Auckland Transport Speed Limits Bylaw 2019
18 Apr 2019 - Hui Invitation: FASD Action Plan 2016-2019: What’s in the forecast?
Jet Park Mangere, Auckland 8.30am – 12.30pm (RSVP is essential to attend)
25 Mar 2019 - E-News
30 Jan 2019 - Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2019
21 Feb 2019 - Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax