Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Alcohol strategy to reduce harm


10 September 2003

Alcohol strategy to reduce harm

Auckland City’s first draft alcohol strategy is available for public comment.

The draft strategy, approved to go out for public consultation following today’s City Development Committee, aims to help reduce alcohol-related harm and ensure consistency in all council policies relating to alcohol.

Auckland City’s community development planning manager, Judith Webster, says that the strategy has had input from a number of external agencies including the Hospitality Association of New Zealand, Alcohol Healthwatch, Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) and the New Zealand Police. The draft strategy has been strongly influenced by the central government’s national alcohol strategy.

It includes all the activities council will be involved with in the next three years including current and new actions.

Chairperson of Auckland City’s Law and Order Committee, Councillor Noelene Raffills, says the council is already involved in a number of initiatives to minimise alcohol related harm in the city, such as alcohol bans, liquor licensing policies and the establishment of alcohol accords.

Alcohol accords are a non-regulatory means of addressing safety and nuisance issues arising from licensed premises in the city. Accord partners include licensed businesses, the Hospitality Association of New Zealand, the police, Auckland City Council and Safer Auckland City.

Mrs Raffills says Auckland City is committed to raising licensees awareness of their responsibilities under the Sale of Liquor Act. The council aims to do this by providing licensees with relevant and easy to read information on the act, offering host responsibility training opportunities and giving licensees information on transport options which they can in turn pass on to their customers.

“We also plan to develop guidelines that outline the grounds for, and process of, objecting to liquor licensing applications and renewals. This information will soon be available to the public via the council’s call centre and Auckland City website,” she says.

“Alcohol is one of the key aggravators relating to crime in the city. It is crucial that Auckland City works with the community to pro-actively minimise the harm resulting from alcohol misuse. I urge the public to get a copy of the strategy and have their say.”

A copy of the alcohol strategy can be obtained by calling Auckland City on 379 2020.

It is anticipated that about $25,000 will be needed to implement the strategy.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>


Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>


RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>


'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>





Featured InfoPages