Get to know your local Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer

21 June 2018

Over the course of this year Clubs New Zealand has been in regular communication with Graham Shields, Alcohol Harm Prevention Coordinator with the New Zealand Police as well as other Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers across New Zealand. The development of this relationship with the New Zealand Police has been hugely beneficial in that we have been able to effectively convey and discuss the difficulties faced by club licence holders while also achieving a better understanding of the role and work carried out by Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers.

It is clear from our meetings to date that there is a desire for greater consistency across the country and we are committed to continuing to meet with the Police as well as members of the Institute of Liquor Licensing Inspectors to help facilitate this.

At this years Clubs New Zealand Conference & AGM Mayor of Whanganui - Hamish McDouall discussed the need for clubs to be on a first name basis with the local councils Regulatory Team and we believe the same to be true for your local Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer.

Below is a listing of the current Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers around New Zealand. We urge each club to make contact with the officer in your area and invite them to visit your club, show them what you are about and how you operate within your community.

Current Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers

For the large centers - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch the list shows the name of the supervisor as these areas have multiple officers.  Outside of the main centers most of the people listed do licensing as a portfolio on top of their core duties.

If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact National Office on 0800 4 CLUBS or email

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