News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Working Together 2005

14 December 2004

Working Together 2005

Preventing intoxication on licensed premises will be one of the key topics to be debated at an upcoming national conference on liquor licensing laws. Also debated will be the role of the liquor industry in reducing alcohol-related harm.

The “Working Together 2005” conference is being organised and sponsored by the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) and will be held at The Edge Conference Centre, better known as the Aotea Centre, on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March.

“This conference is for people working in and with licensed premises,” says ALAC’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Mike MacAvoy.

“It is designed to reduce alcohol-related harm at a community level by providing an opportunity for all the agencies involved in the monitoring and enforcement of the Sale of Liquor Act, Host Responsibility and district planning to share innovative ideas and programmes,” he says.

Police, District Licensing Inspectors, health promoters, safer community projects, injury prevention specialists and the alcohol industry itself are urged to attend.

“ALAC is working with a wide range of people from health, Police, Local authorities and Crime Prevention as well as the liquor and hospitality industries - all of whom are enthusiastic about the conference,” says Dr MacAvoy.

“This is an opportune time to have such a conference with the issue of serving intoxicated people on licensed premises making national headlines following the death of a Massey university student after drinking at a hotel.

“We will be using this time to update people on projects such as Host Responsibility, the development of guidelines for monitoring intoxication and, of course, to keep people up to date with all of ALAC’s work in this area. Enforcement of the Sale of Liquor Act is a critical part of ALAC’s broad social marketing programme.”

Registration for the conference closes on February 4th 2005. Registration forms are available on ALAC’s web site at www. and further details of the conference will be posted as they become available.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news