- Alcohol Activities & Services
This section is where you can find out about HPA's alcohol-related work and how to contact us.
Further information about HPA and its wider work on other topics can be found on our main website – www.hpa.org.nz
- Campaigns & communication work
- Community Action
- Policy advice and research
- Support for alcohol legislation requirements
- Support for low-risk drinking environments
- Support for health sector action
- Contact Us
- Alcohol & You
Want to know if your drinking is okay? Or are you considering making some changes to your drinking but want to know more? Do you know exactly how big a standard drink is?
Play the online games in the section to find out. Find out all about your relationship with alcohol here...
- Is your drinking okay?
- How much are you drinking?
- What's in a standard drink?
- Low-risk alcohol drinking advice
- Easing up on the drink
- How to be safer
- Alcohol & your kids
- Body effects tool
- Alcohol - the body and health effects
- How to access treatment
- The law and you
- Drinking and driving
- Legislation & Policy
Check out this section for NZ legislation and local strategies and polices relating to alcohol.
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Regulatory Agencies website - collaboraction.org.nz
- Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority decisions
- Advertising alcohol
- Signage and resources for vendors
- Host responsibility
- Alcohol bans
- Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Act
- Research & Resources
This is the research and resources section. This is where you can find alcohol statistics and researched topics.
HPA has a research blog. Take a look at some of the interesting conversations that are happening here.
- Latest Resources
- AlcoholNZ magazine
- AlcoholNZ subscription
- Ease up monthly e-newsletter
- Email group
- Library catalogue
- Research publications
- NZ statistics
- SAY NOW guidelines and toolbox
Grumpy Mole Saloon prosecution
A Lower Hutt bar manager, licensee and manager have been fined after a prosecution believed to be a first under the Sale of Liquor Act.
The Ministry of Health took the successful prosecution against the Grumpy Mole Saloon in Lower Hutt.
The prosecution followed the sale of five litre kegs of pre mixed bourbon and coke. The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the prosecution saying it has been concerned about such promotions for some time.
While the Sale of Liquor Act clearly states that it is an offence to hold promotions designed to encourage persons to excessive alcohol consumption, and there are guidelines round such promotions, this prosecution is the first clear indication as to what is unacceptable under the Act, said ALAC acting chief executive Paula Snowden.
Common sense would indicate that supplying a five litre keg for a table - this is about 20 standard drinks or three bottles of wine or an almost full bottle of spirits would seem to be promoting intoxication.
But in the case clearly the publican required convincing, she said.
"The case also clarifies that other enforcement agencies do not have to wait for the police to take an action."
Paula Snowden said enforcement of the law was critical to reduce intoxication and alcohol-related harm and to send the message that binge drinking and intoxication is not acceptable to New Zealanders.
Media; For further information contact ALAC Acting Chief Executive Paula Snowden on 021 577 904