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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Host responsibility guide

18 November 2021

This is a booklet for bars, taverns, restaurants, cafes and clubs. It provides guidance on strategies and tools to assist staff in licensed premises meet host responsibility requirements under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. A sample host responsibility policy is included.

Download (pdf, 425.99 KB)
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AL452

Under Age Host Responsibility Poster

6 May 2021

'Alcohol will not be sold to minors' A4 poster for use in licensed premises and at event where alcohol is sold.

Download (pdf, 221.89 KB)
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AL630

Guidelines for Patron Welfare at Large Events

6 April 2021

These Guidelines replace the old Guidelines for Safe-zones and have been developed to help event organisers take a proactive, prevention-first approach and deliver safe events for patrons, from a whole-of-event perspective, to complement the emergency services provided by healthcare professionals. Event organisers can draw on its recommendations during their operational risk management planning for the event.

Enquiries Mark Lyne m.lyne@hpa.org.nz

Download (pdf, 2.19 MB)
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AL913

What happens when I drink alcohol? infosheet

30 March 2021

An infosheet explaining what happens in the body when a person drinks alcohol. It covers how alcohol gets into the blood and what happens next in different parts of the body and in an unborn baby. 

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AL1082

Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events

11 March 2021

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, 1.15 MB)
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AL1186

Alcohol Management Plan template

1 February 2021

This blank downloadable template (MS Word) can be used to develop an alcohol management plan for any licensed premises. A WORD version of this template can be found here.

For large events, it should be used with the book resource Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events.

These guidelines were redeveloped in February 2021. 

The Manager's Guide

12 January 2021

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 relevant legislation. 

Download (pdf, 1.81 MB)
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AL575

Clubs Toolkit

13 November 2019

This resource is available as a booklet to download or as a folder resource. It provides an overview of the legal obligations and responsibilities of clubs with alcohol licences. The folder resource has space to collate all relevant information in one place. 

If you are a club and would like to order a copy, contact your local licensing inspector, Police alcohol harm prevention officer or public health officer who can deliver it to your premises. 

Only licensing inspectors, Police alcohol harm prevention officers and public health officers may order copies of the folder resource but anyone can download the PDF booklet version.

Download (pdf, 1.74 MB)
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AL1164

Selecting and appointing District Licensing Committees

13 November 2019

This guide is for council staff responsible for managing the selection and appointment of district licensing committees (DLCs). The guide will be useful whether you are new to the process or you have had previous experience. It may also be of interest to elected members of council and prospective DLC members.

Download (pdf, 998.05 KB)
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AL1168

Evidence summary - Alcohol and Pregnancy

30 October 2019

A summary of evidence relating to alcohol and pregnancy.

Download (pdf, 143.16 KB)
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AL1166

Energy in alcoholic drinks infosheet

19 July 2019

An infosheet about alcohol as a source of energy (kilojoules or Calories). It includes a graphic of kilojoules in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and foods. 

Download (pdf, 155.91 KB)
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AL1052

CPO Guidelines

1 June 2019

The Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) Guidelines book is a tool for those whose roles include responsibility for monitoring and enforcing the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, specifically to reduce the illegal sale of alcohol from licensed premises to under-age people.  It is of particular use for Police, Medical Officers of Health and Licensing Inspectors but can also be used as an educative resource for licensees, their staff and the wider community. 

This book resource, which includes checklists, information sheets and forms, is only available electronically.

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AL930

A guide to assist licensees of entertainment venues to apply for a special licence

1 June 2019

A two-page guide to assist licensees of entertainment venues to 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, 126.05 KB)
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AL1053

The Law - on-licensed premises A4 sign

25 May 2019

An A4 signage poster for on-licensed premises.  It reminds customers of the law that intoxicated people will not be served alcohol or allowed on the premises and the ID they need to show to be served alcohol if they look under 25. It also lets them know that food, low and non alcohol drinks and free water are available.

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AL984

Off-licensed premises toolkit for bottle stores

22 May 2019

This resource is available as a booklet to download or as a folder resource. It provides an overview of the legal obligations and responsibilities of bottle stores. The folder resource has space to collate all relevant information in one place. 

Please note this folder toolkit resource is only for bottle stores.

If you are a licensee and would like to order a copy, contact your local licensing inspector, Police alcohol harm prevention officer or public health officer who can deliver it to your premises. Only licensing inspectors and public health officers may order copies of the folder resource but anyone can download the PDF booklet version.

Download (pdf, 7.52 MB)
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AL1128