Defining Our Future – Alcohol Policy and Planning Forum with Alcohol Health Watch

On the 17th and 18th of July 2023, Alcohol Healthwatch organized the Defining Our Future – Alcohol Policy and Planning Forum at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland. More than 100 people, including Healthy Families Waitākere team members, gathered during these two days to stay up to date on the latest evidence regarding alcohol […]

Healthy Families NZ releases national report: Reducing the Harm from Alcohol

Healthy Families NZ is proud to release our fourth national Impact Report, focusing on Reducing the Harm from Alcohol. We’re creating a movement by bringing together system partners, change makers, local leaders and communities to design effective, locally-led solutions. We recognise that relationships and connections within the alcohol system are key to challenging the status […]

Replacing alcohol sponsorship in sport: bringing community voice into law reform

Enjoying sport-related activities, whether taking part in, watching on a screen, or viewing from the side-line, should be something everyone can enjoy for their health and wellbeing – without being exposed to alcohol advertising. However, alcohol sponsorship in sports is deeply engrained across our sporting codes and grades, from grassroots clubs, provincial and national teams […]

In support of the Licensing Trusts Model in West Auckland

In a future with less alcohol-related harm, our children would grow up in neighbourhoods with safer roads and communities, whānau would be happier and healthier, our essential workers (such as hospital staff and police) would be safe to carry out their mahi, and no one would be exposed to alcohol-related violence.  But right now, across […]

Alcohol Law reform is coming at last

Every person across Aotearoa has the right to grow up and live in a community free from alcohol-related harm, where the price and availability of alcohol are regulated and monitored, ensuring our neighbourhoods are safe and happy places to live.  But right now, the alcohol industry repeatedly stymies Regional Councils’ efforts to establish a Local […]

Community approach for alcohol harm reduction in West Auckland

The search is on for West Auckland residents interested in working together to make a difference for alcohol harm reduction in the region. The recruitment call comes from Healthy Families Waitākere as part of an initiative aimed at shifting understanding and investment around alcohol consumption from harm reduction, to prevention and wellbeing.  “We are looking for […]