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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The Law - on-licensed premises A4 sign

6 June 2017

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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Date of Birth A3-sized poster

6 June 2017

 A3 poster with chart to help bar and security staff correctly calculate a patron’s age from their date of birth.

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Date of Birth card

6 June 2017

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.

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Intoxication Assessment Tool Poster

1 June 2017

A4 poster for use by the hospitality industry, licensed premises - bars and clubs, and police use. 

Download (pdf, 307.18 KB)

Intoxication Assessment Tool (A6)

1 June 2017

Intoxication tool for hospitality industry, licensed premises - bars & clubs, and police use.  Size A6 for pocket use.

Download (pdf, 240.64 KB)

The Manager's Guide

20 April 2017

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, 3.3 MB)

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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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)

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)

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.

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Smashed n Stoned? programme workbooks

20 April 2016

These are the four workbooks for HPA's Smashed 'n Stoned? programme. Smashed 'n Stoned? is a facilited self-change programme to be run with groups of 13 to 18-year-olds whose alcohol and drug use puts them at risk.

Before ordering or using these workbooks, you need to have completed the programme facilitator training or be a qualified health professional, such as an AOD treatment or generic clinician. For training dates and locations, see the Events page in the website footer or go to

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Helping with Problem Drinking booklet

29 March 2016

A booklet for people who are working with people who are having trouble with their drinking. It outlines how to use the booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series with the people they are working with.

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