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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
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- 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.
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- AlcoholNZ magazine
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- Ease up monthly e-newsletter
- Email group
- Library catalogue
- Research publications
- NZ statistics
- SAY NOW guidelines and toolbox
Food Labelling Law and Policy Review
The Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council commissioned an independent Panel to Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy, who presented their report in January 2011 http://www.foodlabellingreview.gov.au/internet/foodlabelling/publishing....
The Ministerial Council released its response to their alcohol-related recommendations at the end of 2011.
The Panel’s Recommendations included:
Recommendation 24: That generic alcohol warning messages be placed on alcohol labels but only as an element of a comprehensive multifaceted national campaign targeting the public health problems of alcohol in society.
Recommendation 25: That a suitably worded warning message about the risks of consuming alcohol while pregnant be mandated on individual containers of alcoholic beverages and at the point of sale for unpackaged alcoholic beverages, as support for ongoing broader community education.
The Ministerial Council noted both recommendations. It is is waiting for further advice on the efficacy of generic alcohol warnings in relation to a comprehensive national campaign on the public health problems of alcohol before it makes any further decision on Rec 24 and in relation to Rec 25 it supports pursuing warnings about the risks of consuming alcohol while pregnant, but industry be given a period of two years to adopt voluntary initiatives before regulating for this change.
ALAC’s Submission On Food Labelling Law and Policy Review is available online from ALAC’s Home Page, http://www.alac.org.nz/sites/default/files/useruploads/Submissions/Foodlabellingsubmission.pdf (under About ALAC, Submissions). ALAC’s view is that women need to have the necessary information to make informed choices about any product they might potentially consume during pregnancy that could harm the fetus. Not having this basic information displayed on the product sends a signal to women that alcohol mustn't be that much of a problem during pregnancy - a message that is contrary to both ALAC and official Ministry of Health advice to avoid alcohol during that time. There is no known safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.ShareThis