Province-wide alcohol rules considered.
Southland councils are some of the many considering
introducing new alcohol policies to regulate the supply of alcohol
within their region.
Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol
Act 2012, territorial authorities can choose to implement a local
alcohol policy to regulate maximum opening hours and locations of
off-licence premises… Nelson, Marlborough and Christchurch
signalled their intentions to work with the new legislation and
community concerns over alcohol-related problems in their areas.
and alcohol just don't mix
"Don't drink and trampoline"
and think twice about jumping on with your grandchildren, says an
expert who is surprised at the number of elderly people injured each
About one person aged 70 or over has
been injured each month for the past four years while trampolining,
figures from the Accident Compensation Corporation show.
All up there have been 39,000 claims
for trampoline injuries over the four years, at a cost of $13.5
not earthquakes driving Cantabs to drink
The Canterbury earthquakes might not have
driven people to the bottle as predicted, a study suggests. However, stressed-out
residents are drinking to cope with anxiety and depression.
Researchers reported that “those who
have a lower capacity to positively adapt to or recover from a
traumatic experience are more likely to consume alcohol to cope with
negative affective states,"…. Read
Drug Abuse At All-time High For US Teens
from the University
of Colorado at Denver recently discovered that young people
in the U.S.
are abusing prescription pain medications at an alarming rate – 40
percent more than past generations to be exact.
Many of the
adolescents have been using prescription drugs such as oxycontin,
valium and vicodin. Following cannabis, prescription drug abuse is the
second leading form of illegal drug use in the country. The findings of
the study were recently revealed in the Journal of Adolescent Health.... Read
Victoria releases new alcohol and drug strategy
Last month Victoria released its
strategy Reducing the alcohol and drug toll: Victoria’s plan
strategy outlines a whole-of-government approach to preventing and reducing
harms associated with alcohol and drugs in the state of Victoria.
Specific strategies for alcohol are
provided around five broad headings:
reducing alcohol-related violence, antisocial behaviour and
effective liquor regulation
changing the drinking culture
better health promotion in education
better, earlier healthcare for alcohol problems
click here to read the whole strategy
Study proves kids influenced by ads
The impact on children of alcohol and fast-food advertising in
sports sponsorship is concerning health experts at The University of
Western Australia. They have demonstrated for the first time that
children are likely to be subconsciously absorbing multi-million dollar
sports sponsorship messages.…. Read
Sharp drop in drink deaths follows
alcohol price rise
Increasing the minimum price of
alcohol by 10 percent can lead to immediate and significant drops in
drink-related deaths and may also have long-term beneficial health
Canadian researchers found that deaths
caused by alcohol between 2002 and 2009 in the western province of
British Columbia dropped when the minimum alcohol price was increased,
while alcohol-related deaths rose when more private alcohol stores were
NEW - MoJ
Alcohol reform newsletter
The Ministry of Justice has started a
new series of monthly newsletters to keep councils up to date with the
implementation of the Sale
and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The newsletters contain
information on the implementation of the new alcohol laws passed at the
end of 2012.... Read