Mode: Telephone (CATI)
|Wave||Survey dates||Survey sample|
|1||June – October 2011||General population: 2014
Pacific Island: 784
|1||September – December 2012||Youth: 850|
|2||August – October 2013||Longitudinal: 1503
|2||September – November 2014||General population: 2010
|3||September 2015 –January 2016||Longitudinal: 1609
Alcohol Environment Protocol
An AEP has been completed that covers the time period Jan – Dec 2013
A second AEP was completed in 2016.
Alcohol Policy Currently In Place
- Excise tax on beer, wine, and spirits (indexed to CPI every 12 months)*
- Legal minimum purchase age of 18
- Illegal to supply alcohol to a minor without express consent of parent or guardian
- Licensing system which imposes conditions on premises selling alcohol including restricting hours of trade; licences must comply with local alcohol policies where implemented (not yet in force)
- Restriction of sale at specific events
- Prohibition of sale of alcohol at petrol stations
- Illegal to sell alcohol to intoxicated persons
- Legal blood alcohol concentration maximum while driving a vehicle of 0.05% for adults and 0% for youth
- Illegal to offer alcohol as a prize in sales promotion schemes
- Illegal, in the course of business, to encourage excessive consumption of alcohol
- Illegal to promote alcohol in a way that leads people to believe it is 25% less than ordinary price
- Illegal to offer prizes on the condition that alcohol is bought
- No regulation restricting marketing in print media, no regulation on sponsorship
*Excise duty in New Zealand is charged in bands. These are based on ABV content and are at 2.5%, 6%, 9% and 14%. Previously there was a further point at 23%.
Beer (above 2.5% ABV) is charged at $27.608 per litre of alcohol.
Wine (unfortified i.e. below 14% ABV) is charged at $2.7609 per litre of beverage. A litre of wine at 13% ABV will therefore be taxed at a rate of $21.24 per litre of alcohol.
Spirits are charged at $50.284 per litre of alcohol if above 14% ABV. If they have the same strength as beer (below 6%) they are taxed as beer. If between 6-9% they are taxed at $2.2086 per litre of beverage (equivalent to $24.54 per litre alcohol); if between 9-14%, they are taxed as wine.
There is therefore a tax advantage to buying alcohol in wine.
New Zealand Contact Info
- Professor Sally Casswell, SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University, email@example.com