Welcome to the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust website
Alcohol consumption is widely accepted throughout New Zealand society. However, the harmful effects of alcohol on individuals, families and communities are far-reaching and contribute significantly to the incidence of ill-health, injury and violence in our country. Alcohol Healthwatch is a team of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm in Aotearoa/New Zealand through effective health promotion.
New Zealandís Alcohol Laws have changed
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was passed on the 18th December 2012. This new legislation replaces the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. The new legislation came into force in stages with the final parts coming into force on the 18th December 2013.
For more information on these changes please click on the relevant tab on the left panel "Legislation" or below.