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The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) was established in 1976 by Act of Parliament, following a report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Sale of Liquor. The Commission recommended establishing a permanent council whose aim was to encourage responsible use and minimise misuse.
New research being commissioned should for the first time give local authorities a New Zealand evidence base to determine the impact of new liquor outlets on their communities.
Christmas is a time for enjoyment, but it can also be a time of increased stress within families and among friends.
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) are reminding people to take care to avoid alcohol-related injury and harm this holiday season.
It’s irresponsible for a superette to rely on a 15-year-old employee to make judgement calls round the sale of alcohol to teenagers, says Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Environments and Settings manager Andrew Galloway.
The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the alcohol industry's recognition that consumer information messages should be placed on alcohol products.
QUEENSTOWN — The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has commissioned a feasibility study to examine whether sufficient data exists to conduct a full research study into Queenstown’s licensing hours and any correlation they may with alcohol-related harm.
The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the crackdown by Police on large scale ticketed school after balls.
The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has backed the police call for young people to help change the 'drink to get drunk' culture which is prevalent on both sides of the Tasman.
“We encourage everyone to look after each other around alcohol this Christmas,” says Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) chief executive Gerald Vaughan.
“Keep the Christmas cheers cheerful” is the message the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) and ACC have for those attending workplace Christmas functions.
The Alcohol Law Reform Bill was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
“Managing the sale and availability of alcohol is the key to having a successful large event”, says ALAC’s environments and settings manager Andrew Galloway.
“Increases in the number of young women drinking at hazardous levels could potentially increase the occurrence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in future generations,” says Gerard Vaughan, Chief Executive of the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC).
WHANGANUI — An innovative approach to monitoring the health risk of alcohol use for patients was outlined at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) conference in Christchurch today (Friday September 3).
A new resource on how to host social functions while ensuring guests don’t drink too much will be available to New Zealanders as part of Safety NZ Week (30 August – 5 September 2010).
The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed a High Court decision refusing to overturn a Liquor Licensing Authority’s (LLA) decision round a convenience store’s liquor licence.
The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) has congratulated the Youth Parliament for the depth of research they have undertaken to alcohol issues.
The Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) new television advertising campaign has sparked a big increase in calls to the Alcohol Drug Helpline.
Thousands of young people throughout New Zealand are having a conversation about alcohol as part of Youth Week which began last Saturday (May 22).
A new web based tool developed for the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) to help teenagers and young adults change their drinking is to be launched on-line tomorrow.
New research presented to the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference today has found that preventative measures related to alcohol use, event management and media behaviour could help avoid the disorder brought about by the Undie 500 event in Dunedin.
DUNEDIN — A unique initiative targeting the culture of student binge drinking in Otago, and focusing on the safety of students, was revealed today at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference.
PALMERSTON NORTH — A recent study at Palmerston North Hospital has shown alcohol is having a significant impact on patient injuries, delegates at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference were told today.
AUCKLAND — A profusion of karaoke bars are leading to more incidences of alcohol related harm in Auckland Karaoke bars in Auckland are leading to excessively heavy drinking and alcohol-related violence, delegates at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference were told yesterday.
A pilot programme which trained hospitality workers to be ‘on the look out’ for sexual offenders, could help make New Zealand bars safer in the future, the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference heard yesterday.
A second television commercial goes to air tonight as part of the Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) new Ease up on the drink campaign, showing a conversation between two friends at work when one of their drinking is becoming a problem.
The Law Commission’s recommendations for changing New Zealand’s alcohol laws are likely to be a prime focus at tomorrow’s Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) Working Together Conference in Manukau City.
The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the Law Commission's recommendations saying they are carefully constructed and target those who drink in a harmful way while designed to have minimal impact on those who drink moderately.
As many communities throughout New Zealand continue to protest about the number of liquor outlets opening in their neighbourhood, researchers have for the first time come up with a model that relates the level of alcohol-related harm to the number of liquor outlets.
Sports Club Alcohol Awareness Pilot Project in Final Stages as ALAC Launch National Campaign The Say Now alcohol awareness project being delivered through North Canterbury sports clubs over the last few weeks as part of a pilot project will conclude today Thursday 8 April.
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