These insights highlight interesting findings from some of our research reports.
Drinking patterns are largely stable across the lifespan
21 Feb 2019
Research has shown New Zealanders' drinking patterns are largely stable across peoples’ lifespan, with long periods of hazardous or non-hazardous drinking. Going from non-hazardous to hazardous drinking or vice versa was usually triggered by a single event such as unemployment, relationship breakdown or developing a chronic health condition.
Minimising gambling harm
49% of monthly pokie players in 2016 experienced gambling harm
8 Oct 2018
Gambling is common. The 2016 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) shows that approximately 2.7 million New Zealanders aged 15 years and older (70% of respondents) participated in some form of gambling in the previous 12 months. Common gambling activities include purchasing Lotteries Commission products, using gaming machines in pubs or clubs, and sports/racing betting.
Alcohol is now more affordable
9 Apr 2018
It is widely accepted that increasing the price of alcohol is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce harmful use of alcohol. Yet, in New Zealand, alcohol is becoming more and more affordable. In 2017, all alcohol, but especially wine, was more affordable than ever before.