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.

Back issues of some of the printed AlcoholNZ magazines are available from HPA -  contact 

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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.

ALAC's magazine - December 2006

8 December 2006

This issue of ALAC's magazine includes articles about:

  • Reviewing the 30 years ALAC has been encouraging moderation in the use of alcohol and the reduction of alcohol-related harm.
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ALAC's magazine - September 2006

30 September 2006

This issue of ALAC's magazine has articles on:

  • Project Walkthrough Maori Wardens and Ki te Ao Marama resources.
  • Showcases the three year Le Ala project
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • review of liquor advertising 
  • 2006 Cutting Edge conference and results of the Youth 07 project
  • updates on Word Health Organization work on the Western Pacific Alcohol Strategy.
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ALAC's magazine - June 2006

15 June 2006

This issue of ALAC's magazine has articles about:

  • industry response to alcohol price increases
  • roundups from the Pacific Spirit 2006 and Drugs and Young People conferences
  • Britain's Best Bar None project
  • evaluation of Youth Access to Alcohol
  • an update on the national Sports Accreditation Project
  • updates on the Central Region's Addiction Forum and Moana House Treatment Institute.
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ALAC's magazine - March 2006

30 March 2006
  • The progress of changing New Zealand's drinking-culture and the government lead review of alcohol advertising and the Sale of Liquor Act.
  • Preparations for the August Healing Our Spirits Worldwide Conference.
  • Recipient of a Manaaki Tangata training grant.
  • Three new resources for Pacific peoples.
  • Updates on the Nelson early intervention in the justice system project, Christchurch Maori outpatient programme, Halberg Awards, the progression of drinking-culture changes in Maraenui and improved access to Liquor Licensing Authority decisions.
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ALAC's magazine - December 2005

10 December 2005

This issue of ALAC's magazine includes articles on:

  • Manaaki Tangata programme
  • High Court judgment on Controlled Purchase Operations (Scenic Cellars)
  • Liquor Licensing Authority (LLA) decisions on alcohol promotions and student pubs
  • culture change at Auckland City Hospital
  • review of treatment services in the DHB Central Region
  • updates on ALAC's programme to change New Zealand's drinking culture.
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ALAC's magazine - September 2005

30 September 2005


  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.
  • Cutting Edge treatment conference held in Dunedin.
  • Cultural concepts.
  • Pacific Business Awards.
  • Healing Our Spirits Worldwide conference and the 5th Annual Drugs and Young People Conference.
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ALAC's magazine - June 2005

18 June 2005

In this of ALAC's magazine includes:

  • a presentation on New Zealand's programme to change our risky drinking culture given by the Associate Minister of Health, Damien O'Connor, to the Australian Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy
  • a recent wananga in Gisborne with the region's kaumatua. 
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ALAC's magazine - March 2005

15 March 2005

This issue of ALAC's magazine includes articles on:

  • ALAC's Culture Change programme
  • ALAC's Pacific Reference Group
  • the draft monitoring and intoxication guidelines
  • Ministry of Education's High on Life programme
  • Sport and Alcohol Conference held at Massey University
  • Thinking Drinking - Achieving Cultural Change by 2020.
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ALAC's magazine - December 2004

15 December 2004

This issue of ALAC's magazine includes articles on:

  • ALAC's culture change programme
  • the purchase age debate
  • Sky City's host responsibility model
  • the Healing Our Spirits Worldwide Conference
  • a day in the life of early intervention practitioner Liz Langham.
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ALAC's magazine - September 2004

27 September 2004


  • the Nelson Police Youth Referral Project
  • the Taumata Kaumatua
  • the updated Smashed 'n Stoned early intervention resources for 13-18 year olds
  • Drinkcheck pamphlet
  • Cutting Edge Conference
  • a summary of the youth parliament discussion on alcohol. 
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