Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill: Submissions are due this Thursday 20th August.
This Bill is to make changes to the SSA Act 2012, allowing licensed premises to extend their licensing hours beyond those already permitted during the 2015 RWC.

Submission Template: Submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill  
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Alcohol Law Reform

On April 23rd this year, the Law Commission released its final report Alcohol in our lives: Curbing the Harm, on its comprehensive review of New Zealand's liquor laws.  Close to 3000 submissions were received on their original issues paper Alcohol in our lives, the largest number ever received on a social issue.

The Government has now released its Alcohol Reform Bill and is calling for the public to now make submissions. Submissions are due by Tuesday, 18 February 2011.
Alcohol Reform Bill Nov 2010 (PDF-4MB)         Alcohol Reform Bill Digest(PDF-80KB)

To coincide with the law reform process, Alcohol Healthwatch and the New Zealand Drug Foundation have joined forces and launched a new initiative called It's our turn to shout.  The aim is to encourage and support the wider public to become engaged with the issues and send a clear message to our politicians that it's time for better laws around alcohol.

This is the first significant opportunity in 20 years for individuals and communities to have their say about what sort of alcohol laws will better serve all our interests and reduce alcohol-related harm. 

To find out more or to get involved visit