Resource publications

Publications can be found below. The search tool can be used to search the publications by keyword or category.

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Objecting to a licence to sell or supply alcohol: A guide to objections and hearings

29 March 2017

This guide is for people who are concerned about an application for a new or renewed alcohol licence in their community. It will help you decide whether to make an objection to a licence, and lead you through the objection and hearings process under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This resource is only available electronically.

Download (pdf, 311.15 KB)

Guide to applying for a licence to sell or supply alcohol

29 March 2017

This booklet provides information about applying for a new or renewed licence to sell or supply alcohol under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

It is only available online to download.

Download (pdf, 294.69 KB)

National guidance on remote sales of alcohol

14 December 2016

This short guidance document is for individuals and businesses who sell alcohol remotely. It describes the types of remote sellers and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 requirements that need to be met to sell alcohol remotely.

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The Bar Code: Frontline Bar Staff and the Law booklet

31 October 2016

This booklet is for bar staff in licensed premises. It provides practical advice on what bar staff (including volunteer bar servers at clubs) need to do by law when serving alcohol in licensed premises. 

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The Manager's Guide

31 October 2016

A guidance book for managers of premises with alcohol licences. It provides information on the requirements for licensed premises under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and other relavant legislation. 

Download (pdf, 3.3 MB)

Checklist for managing and obtaining an alcohol licence for an event

14 September 2016

A two-page checklist guide to assist licensees of entertainment venues work with the regulatory agencies when applying for a special licence for their event.  

This resource is only available online or to download.

Download (pdf, 473.8 KB)

Alcohol – The Body and Health Effects Book

1 August 2016

This publication provides a brief overview of the health and body effects of alcohol. It is a series of short summaries based on available evidence.

Download (pdf, 428.06 KB)

Date of Birth card

1 August 2016

Date of Birth pocket sized cards for bar and security staff to assist them correctly calculate a patron’s age from their date of birth. The information on the cards is also available as A3 and/or A4 posters.

Download (pdf, 116.8 KB)

Alcohol Management Plan template

1 July 2016

This blank downloadable template can be used to develop alcohol management plan. It should be used with the book resource Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events.

Download (doc, 51.5 KB)

DrinkCheck pamphlet

12 May 2016

A popular pamplet that includes:

  • the Drinkcheck questionnaire (WHO's AUDIT tool) to test drinking levels, with information on how to understand the results
  • HPA's low-risk alcohol drinking advice
  • information about standard drinks.
Download (pdf, 449.82 KB)

Ki te Ao Mārama - DVD & workbook

12 May 2016

A DVD (which follows the journey of three people through their addiction, treatment and into their life of recovery) and an accompanying workbook. It is for Māori who are needing help to overcome any problems they may have with their alcohol and/or drug use. 

Download (pdf, 1.74 MB)

Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events

12 May 2016

The Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events book provides best-practice models and other guidance information. It is for individuals and agencies involved with ensuring that alcohol consumption at large events is managed legally and effectively.

Download (pdf, 940.86 KB)

Straight up Guide to Standard Drinks pamphlet

30 April 2016

A pamphlet that explains what a standard drink is and shows how many standard drinks are in a range of types of alcoholic drinks.  

Download (pdf, 438.42 KB)

Concerned about Someone's Drinking? booklet

27 April 2016

A booklet for people who are concerned about someone else's drinking and provides ideas about how to help others. It is one of the six booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series.

Download (pdf, 205.2 KB)