In October 2008, the Healthy Christchurch Champions agreed they wanted to use their collective influence on the issue of alcohol misuse in our city and the harm it causes. Their vision is for Christchurch to be a world leader in changing our current harmful drinking culture. The Champions have set a strategy for themselves which, amongst others, includes raising public awareness about the scale of the problem and adding their voice in support of initiatives shown to be effective.

Find out about the Healthy Christchurch champions.

Find out more about the background to recent alcohol harm reduction activity.

Read the Healthy Christchurch Champions' Statement of Intent on Alcohol [PDF].

Discover some recent local and national resources on alcohol and alcohol-related harm.

Appointment of a Alcohol Harm Minimisation Co-ordinator

The Canterbury DHB appointed a Co-ordinator to show their commitment to alcohol as a key priority. This position was held by Stuart Dodd until June 2016 - Stuart's replacement is yet to be appointed.

The Coordinator's alcohol harm work programme outlines how to build upon the strong partnership around the region and how to work with the evidence base for effective alcohol improvement. He has contributed to alcohol improvement activity locally and co-ordinated the development of an Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for the region.

Find out more about the role of the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Co-ordinator.

Learn more about Local Alcohol Policies in Canterbury.

Raranga: SI Alliance Alcohol Harm Minimisation newsletter

This bulletin contains some great examples of initiatives South Island DHBs are putting in place to help reduce alcohol related harm and improve community wellbeing. It also provides an overview of the 2012 Liquor Act and suggests some further actions to improve health by reducing alcohol-related harm in the South Island.

You can read the SI Alliance Alcohol Harm Minimisation newsletter online.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch