Alcohol – Eight facts


A guide to standard drinks |

A guide to standard drinks

One standard drink in New Zealand contains 10 grams of pure alcohol.

All bottles, cans and casks of alcoholic drinks have to be labelled with how many standard drinks they contain. Looking at labels and counting standard drinks is a reliable way of knowing and controlling how much alcohol you are drinking.

The number of standard drinks in different alcoholic drinks varies. It depends on the size of the container and the amount of alcohol it contains.



2016 Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign

The campaign launches on national media channels on 1 May

The Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign will run from 1 May to 31 August. The existing advertisements will be used across TV, radio, print and social media channels.

The main objective of the 2016 campaign remains the same as in previous campaigns – to continue to promote awareness of preventative messages focussing on sore throats.


The best protection from some serious infectious diseases


Immunisation is a way of preventing infectious diseases. Vaccinations are offered to babies, children and adults to protect against serious and preventable diseases.

Immunisation uses your body’s natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections. If you have been immunised and you come into contact with that disease, your immune system will respond to prevent you developing the disease.

All vaccines approved for use in New Zealand have a good safety record and have ongoing safety monitoring. You can find out more at the University of Auckland Immunisation Advisory Centre website, or you can call 0800 IMMUNE to have your queries answered.

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