- 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.
- Regulatory Agencies website - collaboraction.org.nz
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Act
- Alcohol strategies and policies
- Liquor licences
- Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority decisions
- Advertising alcohol
- Signage and resources for vendors
- Host responsibility
- 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
- SAY NOW guidelines and toolbox
- AlcoholNZ magazine
- Ease up monthly e-newsletter
- Library catalogue
- Research publications
- NZ statistics
- Useful websites
New Zealand statistics
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in New Zealand.
While most New Zealanders enjoy alcohol in moderation, there are negative health and social consequences associated with drinking. Negative consequences include hospital admissions, deaths, road accidents and assaults.
Drinking problems and dependence on alcohol affect people's lives and the lives of those around them.
Drinking patterns vary with gender and age. Alcohol is consumed most commonly in homes, but also in bars and pubs, sports clubs, restaurants and at work. Total alcohol available for consumption has been declining since 1990, though in recent years it has begun to rise again. This is the amount of alcohol that is released onto the market and is available for purchase.
The information in this section looks at data on what, when and how people drink. There is also data on available alcohol, and social consequences of drinking.ShareThis