We deliver a range of alcohol services to assist people in the Wellington Region to live lives free from alcohol harm. Our public health advisors adopt a broad approach using regulatory and promotional activities to support the responsible supply of alcohol, promote moderate consumption and encourage harm reduction.

Our aims are to:

  • Reduce injury, disease and death related to alcohol
  • Reduce the acceptance of drunkenness
  • Encourage people and places to support actions that reduce alcohol harm 

Our regulatory activities seek to improve accountability in alcohol retailing. We work alongside alcohol retailers and interested groups such as council and police, to foster the responsible sale and supply of alcohol.

Our promotional activities raise awareness of alcohol issues, promote and support effective alcohol policies.

Position statement

The District Health Boards of Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast and Regional Public Health are committed to reducing the alcohol-related harm. Our efforts to do so will be based on the best available evidence and we will undertake the following actions within our available resources.

To read the 3DHB position statement on reducing alcohol related harm click here.


We ensure that key law and policy makers have appropriate information to consider, when making decisions on alcohol related harm legislation, by providing submissions on the relevant topic. 

View submissions from RPH on alcohol related harm.

Last updated 18 March 2015.