Media Releases

All documents are pdf format

2017

8 Sept 2017: Media-Rising Women’s Drinking Highlights Importance of FASD Awareness Day 

8 Sept 2017: Media -NZ Rugby not tackling alcohol issues head on

21 Jul 2017: Media- Takapuna locals call for Government review after 'saddening' decision on bar opening hours 

20 July 2017: Media- Communities win and lose against the alcohol industry 
19 Jul 2017: Auckland PLAP Decision 

2016

15 Dec 2016: Media - Report: Community wishes overshadowed by alcohol industry power

16 Aug 2016: Media - Government Action Plan to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – a milestone worth celebrating  
 
Click here for the Govt Action Plan Document  

Feb 2016: Media- Canadian experts visit New Zealand as Government calls for submissions on FASD action plan

 

2015

10 Dec 2015: Piece meal approach to alcohol policy to blame for an increase in hazardous drinking rates
26 Feb 2015:  Alcohol Consumption Decline Little More Than Drop in the Bucket

2014

17 Dec 2014: Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended for common sense   
Link to Report : Ministerial  Forum On Alcohol Advertising & Sponsorship  Oct 2014  

21 Nov 2014: Tasman Local Alcohol Policy appeal dismissal should empower local councils 

8 Oct 2014: Media-More to be done on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 
4 Sept 2014: 
Aucklanders more at risk from alcohol-related harms  
Snapshot Alcohol-Related Harm 2013 Ak vs NZ      Snapshot Alcohol-Related Harm 2013 -Methology 
30 June 2014: 
 Media- Alcohol labelling decision a travesty of justice for unborn babies   
18 June 2014: Media-Community alcohol survey results support restrictions  
9 June 2014: Media-Call to Action on Alcohol Hits the Mark
Related release:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1406/S00010/call-for-action-on-alcohol-from-37-new-zealand-leaders.htm 
14 May 2014: 
Media- Violence, vomit and vandalism not our future, says Alcohol Healthwatch 
14 Apr 2014:
Media-Hospitality sector tactics mar Local Alcohol Policy process 
4 Apr 2014: Media - Alcohol harm figures speak for themselves  
4 Mar 2014: 
Media: Criminialising pregnant women for drinking alcohol wrong response

2013

19 Nov 2013:Media: Health Committee report into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse 
13 Nov 2013: 
Auckland Judge to provide keynote address to Brisbane Conference on FASD 
4 Nov 2013:
Media are invited to hear leading Australian alcohol harm reduction researcher, Associate Professor Peter Millar 6-8 Nov 2013    LAP Policies Information Sheet 
4 Nov 2013:
Lower blood alcohol level for drivers announced - a great day for New Zealand! 
5 Sept 2013: 
Media: FASD Awareness Day Event 9/9/13  
23 Jul 2013:  
TPPA & alcohol warning labels
27 Mar 2013:
Lower BAC: Now & For All

2012

11 Dec 2012: Media -Passing of the Alcohol Reform Bill 
30 Nov 2012:
Media - FASD Inquiry prompts call to action 
Nov 22, 2012:
Warning Labels a must for alcohol 
Nov 20, 2012:
Media - Tomorrow's Project -Yesterday's Tactics 
Nov 12, 2012: 
Harm to Harmony Symposium 13-14 Nov 2012
Aug 30, 2012:
Alcohol Purchase Age 
Aug 24, 2012:
Media - Industry Self Regulation 
Feb 14, 2012:
Media: New Alcohol and Pregnancy Resource for Health Professionals 
New online alcohol and pregnancy resource for health professionals
www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/projects/pact

2011

Dec 16, 2011:Pregnancy Warnings on Alcohol Products 
Dec 16, 2011:
Zac Guildford sanctions - Rugby Union advised to look in its own backyard

Dec 11, 2011: Public Support for Stronger Alcohol Controls 
Publication - 2010 Health & Lifesytles Survey: Alcohol Related Attitudes; Health Sponsorship Council 2011 (PDF)

Sept 13, 2011: Alcohol Reform Bill 2nd Reading
Sept 9, 2011: 
World FASD Awareness Day 
Aug 26, 2011: 
Select Committee Report on Alcohol Reform Bill  
Jul 13, 2011: 
Alcohol Warning Labels

2006

9 November 2006 - The only winners to keep the alcohol purchase age at 18 years are the liquor and hospitality industries (PDF)
7 November 2006 -The “Keep it 18†campaigners have completely missed the point of the debate (PDF)
2 November 2006 - Congratulations to Rainsbow End for deciding not to sell alcohol...(PDF)
2 November 2006 -NZ Rugby Football Union tactics on alcohol sponsorship...(PDF)
20 October 2006-SOL(Youth Harm Reduction)Bill 20.10.06(PDF)
10 October 2006-The Green's bill calling for a ban...(PDF)
27 September 2006-Letter to the Editor:Hospitality Association(PDF)
20 September 2006-Alcohol marketing on the agenda (PDF)
13 September 2006-Alcohol Advertising Review -submissions called(PDF)
23 June 2006-Ending alcohol promotion in World Cup sport
14 June 2006-Alcohol & cancer
23 March 2006-Split-age drink law
14 March 2006-Liquor price wars are shifting up a gear.....
23 February 2006-Figures released today by Statistics NZ show alcohol consumption is increasing
21 February 2006-Alcohol sales pitch reaches an ever younger age group
18 January 2006-Alcohol advertising contributes to increased drinking among youth

2010

Oct 8, 2010: Alcohol & pregnancy research sends confusing message 
Oct 8, 2010: Risky sex linked to risky drinking 
Sept 21, 2010: Media - Australian study shows restrictions to pub closing hours reduces assaults 
Aug 23, 2010: Govt Avoids Effective Measures to Reduce Alcohol-related Harm  
Apr 27, 2010: Australian Author to Present at FASD Workshop  
Apr 27, 2010: Law Commission Report Gets the Thumbs Up   
Apr 26, 2010: Evidence Confirms Link between Crime & Alcohol Outlet Density  
Mar 30, 2010: Intern. Expert in Forensic Psychology Visiting NZ to Discuss Link between FASD and Crime 
Apr 09, 2010: Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Now 
Mar 03, 2010: Failure to Promptly Lower the Adult BAC is a Missed Opportunity to Save Lives 
Feb 12, 2010: Primary Healthcare Survey 
Feb 04, 2010: Using Children to Market Alcohol is Abuse

2009

Nov 25, 2009: Increase in Teen Drink Driving 
Nov 13, 2009: Alcohol Sponsorship and Sports
Oct 13, 2009:  AHW supports Otago University to eliminate alcohol advertising from its University campuses
Jul 29, 2009:   Canadian First Nations  Guest Speaker Jenelle McMillan & her son share their story..
Jul 13, 2009:   Hazardous Drinking by University Students... 
May 15, 2009: Presentation ALAC Conference - FASD Finding The Fit

2008

5 December 2008 - Seminar: Fetal Alcohol Awareness Luncheon 11.30am - 3pm, Blenheim 
3 November 2008  Media:Health Versus Commercial Gains   
3 October 2008 - Double Standard in Progressive Enterprises decision not to sell fireworks..  
22 October 2008 - Where are the party policies on alcohol? 
17 June 2008 - AHW Supports PM's Call for Review of SOL Act but... 
6 June 2008 - Community Win on Shorter Opening Hours
30 May 2008 - LLA Rejects Progressive Foods "Store within a Store" Concept
9 May 2008 - "Tuimato" Sauce PR Ploy
2 May 2008 - The One  That Got Away
29 February 2008 - Inconsistent limits

2007

13 December 2007 - Warning Labels for Alcohol on the Horizon 
26 November 2007 - Visiting Experts on FASD and Youth Justice 
17 October 2007 - Addressing Youth Drinking - Empty Proposals(PDF) 
15 October 2007 - Australian Alcohol Guidelines -A Beacon of Hope(PDF) 
9 October 2007 - Communities and Families Short-changed by Alcohol Proposals(PDF)
6 September 2007-FASD Awareness Day 9.9.07 (PDF)
27 August 2007 - Student Drinking "Undie 500"(PDF)
30 July 2007 - Ak Regional Alcohol & Road Safety Forum(PDF)
17 May 2007 - FASD Briefing Paper released(PDF)
16 May 2007 - Lower BAC(PDF)
4 May 2007 - Alcohol Advertising Review Report(PDF) 
27 April 2007 - Alcohol has memory hangover: letter to Editor   
23 February 2007 - Inaction on Consumption(PDF)  
19 February 2007 - Review of the Sale & Supply of Liquor to Minors (PDF)

2005

16 December 2005-Letter to Editor:Binge battle
28 November 2005-Booze barns galore
21 November 2005-Call for lower blood alcohol level
18 November 2005-ALCOHOL TAXATION The sharpest tool in the shed
11 November 2005-Bargain drinking games at The Warehouse
4 November 2005-Drink, eat and be healthy ...new beer diet" :Letter to Editor
3 November 2005-Are we getting a bargain?
20 October 2005-NZ joins world medical association in its support of action on alcohol
9 September 2005-Bells ringing for FASD
8 June 2005-The Bill will get through!
20 May 2005-A Potent Mix
18 May 2005-A drink a day to empty resthomes? (NZ Doctor)
13 May 2005-"Drinking Age Law":Letter to Editor
11 May 2005-Debate begins tonight
4 May 2005-Bill puts alcohol on the agenda!

2004

20 December 2004-ALCOHOL TAXATION:Fair and effective says Alcohol Healthwatch
9 December 2004-New Zealanders Short-changed
29 November 2004-More pregnant women using meth(Letter to Editor)
16 August 2004-Alcohol-Related Injuries
19 July 2004-Babies and booze(Letter to Editor)
25 May 2004-Minimum Purchase Age to 20
22 April 2004-Alcohol On The Agenda
4 March 2004-Over 1.4 Million Adult Binge Drinkers
9 February 2004-Pubs need pokies to make a profitâ€TM (Letter to the Editor)

2003

12 December 2003-Call To Get Drunk Drivers Off Our Roads
9 December 2003-The proposed new blood alcohol limits will not make rural people criminals 7 October 2003-UN Report: New Zealand Failing to Protect its Children from Harm
18 September 2003-Support for National Road Safety Committee proposal to lower the legal blood alcohol level
6 August 2003-Still Too Easy!
1 August 2003- Liquor Advertising Review
4 April 2003- No Excuse for Inaction
9 January 2003- Blood-alcohol limits (Letter to Editor)

2002

1 October 2002 - Wider Legislative Change Is Needed To Address Alcohol Issues
18 July 2002 - Summerâ€TMs Over For Alcohol Advertisement Targeting Youth
7 July 2002 -Booze Mountain Purchased Without IDâ€TMs
7 June 2002 - Policy On Alcohol Needed Not Grandstanding
10 May 2002 - Lower Age Higher Costs Call to Return Drinking Age to 20

2001

29 December 2001 - A Happy and Safe New Year By thinking when drinking!
20 December 2001 - Local Government Legislation Positive Step But Needs Public Support
21 November 2001 - Alcohol Industry and Politicians Share Responsibility!
4 October 2001 - Lower Drinking Age Results In More Hospital Visits For Young Forum To Look At Impacts Of Lowering The Drinking Age