About



The guide provides advice for anyone who is looking to organise a successful alcohol-free event for young people. It was developed by Zeal in partnership with the Health Promotion Agency.


ABOUT ZEAL
Zeal are a family of passionate, creative misfits who believe that every young Kiwi is creative and who dedicate our lives to helping them discover, express and develop their unique creativity.
Click here to find our more about ZEAL.

ABOUT HPA
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is a Crown entity established on 1 July 2012 under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

HPA has an overall function to lead and support health promotion initiatives and has alcohol-specific functions to:
  • give advice on the sale, supply, consumption, misuse and harm of alcohol
  • undertake research on alcohol use and public attitudes to alcohol in New Zealand and problems associated with, or consequent on, alcohol misuse.
Click here to find out more about HPA.
Click here to find HPA’s alcohol website.
 
“We need to make efforts to change the way young people perceive alcohol. The first step to seeing this happen is to provide alternatives, like going to see live music, creating safe spaces for youth and amping up the all-ages gig scene, and then I think we’ll create a gradual cultural shift away from drinking.”

GRACE STRATTON / STUDENT / LIVE MUSIC ENTHUSIAST / BLOGGER