Alcohol harm prevention
Nelson Marlborough Health and its Public Health Service aim to reduce alcohol-related harm in its regions.
We acknowledge that:
- some population groups experience a disproportionate amount of this harm
- alcohol use is a major risk factor in numerous health conditions, injuries and social problems
- alcohol-related harm costs the health sector significant money, time and resources.
Alcohol health promotion
Nelson Marlborough Health's Public Health Service:
applies multilayered, evidence-based approaches to reduce alcohol-related harm. These include reducing young people's access to alcohol, modifying the drinking context and influencing attitudes towards alcohol
- works with other agencies to increase local community resilience, promote alcohol-free environments and encourage communities to have a say on alcohol licenses in their areas
- participates in alcohol-related policy and legislative processes
Nelson Marlborough Health's Public Health Service works under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 framework to:
investigate all applications for:
- on licences (eg, pubs and restaurants)
- off licences (eg, supermarkets and liquor retailers)
- club licences (eg, sports clubs, RSAs)
- special licences (short-term licences for events)
2. investigate the 'host responsibility' measures required to minimise alcohol-related harm
3. collaborate with the New Zealand Police and council licensing inspectors to monitor licensed premises and to encourage the public to participate in alcohol licensing decisions.
Page last updated: 28/09/2020