AlcoholNZ magazine

AlcoholNZ provides evidence-based articles, commentaries and summaries of new research to update readers' knowledge and inform debate about alcohol issues in New Zealand.

Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency no longer publishes these magazines. Back issues of some of the printed AlcoholNZ magazines are available from Te Hiringa Hauora -  contact Individual articles can also be found on the Research and information publications page.

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This page also includes PDFs of historical issues of the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand’s magazine, which preceded AlcoholNZ.

AlcoholNZ magazine - June 2017

29 June 2017

The theme of this issue is ‘research and data’. It has articles on:

  • types of alcoholic drinks consumed
  • alcohol pregnancy warning labels
  • consumer information about the energy content of alcoholic beverages
  • parental supply to under-18s
  • hazardous and risky drinking
  • Auckland regional analysis
  • injuries and death from traffic crashes.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - June 2016

23 June 2016

This issue of the AlcoholNZ magazine is themed ‘young people’ and focuses on those under 18-years-old. It has articles on:

  • a strengths-based approach to keeping teenagers safe from alcohol
  • youth organisations helping to change the youth drinking norm
  • the science of the adolescent brain and alcohol
  • data about who, what and how young people are drinking or not drinking.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - March 2016

29 March 2016

This ‘alcohol and communities’ themed issue of the AlcoholNZ magazine has articles and community-based project examples on:

  • having a say on alcohol-related issues that affect communities
  • working together locally to prevent alcohol-related harm
  • the Safe Communities model – what it is and how it works in New Zealand
  • alcohol-related data and information.
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AlcoholNZ magazine – June 2015

28 June 2015

This ‘women and alcohol’ themed issue of the AlcoholNZ magazine has articles on:

  • drinking alcohol during pregnancy
  • women and treatment
  • refugee and migrant women’s experience of alcohol in New Zealand
  • women’s alcohol use and harms compared with men’s.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - January 2015

15 January 2015

This ‘alcohol help interventions’ themed issue of the AlcoholNZ magazine has articles on:

  • settings for screening and brief interventions
  • secondary students and alcohol - taking a whole-school approach
  • Online recovery
  • HPA’s low-risk alcohol drinking advice
  • resources for people wanting help with their alcohol use.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - June 2014

16 June 2014

This ‘alcohol and life stages’ themed issue of the AlcoholNZ magazine has articles on:

  • alcohol drinking among older New Zealanders
  • alcohol-related injuries and young adults
  • young adults, alcohol and social networking
  • Year 10 secondary school students’ alcohol use
  • HPA’s surveys that collect information about alcohol attitudes and behaviour.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - May 2014

15 May 2014

This ‘sale and supply of alcohol’ themed issue of the AlcoholNZ magazine has articles on:

  • an overview of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act)
  • commentaries on the implications of the Act
  • challenges for party hosts – social supply to minors
  • preloading – the party before the party
  • HPA's sale and supply of alcohol guidelines and resources.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - June 2013

15 July 2013

This 'health and social effects of alcohol' themed issue has articles on:

  • analysis of data on the health impacts of the way we drink in New Zealand
  • cancer and alcohol
  • diabetes and alcohol
  • the impact of alcohol on young people
  • the pleasure of alcohol.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - October 2012

15 June 2012

This issue of AlcoholNZ has articles and opinions about:

  • alcohol outlet density and alcohol availability
  • binge drinking is so yesterday
  • young women's drinking - perceptions and realities.
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AlcoholNZ magazine - November 2011

15 November 2011

This issue of AlcoholNZ has articles on:

  • youth drinking in New Zealand
  • older people's drinking
  • an Alcohol Reform Bill update.
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