Te Pou offices are open across the country. In Auckland there are restrictions in place, and the ability to permit visitors is limited. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Te Pou offices are open across the country. In Auckland there are restrictions in place, and the ability to permit visitors is limited. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Alcohol use and COVID-19

As a one-off, alcohol usually carries few risks of short- or long-term harm. But Covid-19 is having a wide range of effects on us; it's changing the way we live and respond to the world. In the event of a rahui/ lockdown or other restrictions and high demand of health services, it is possible that alcohol could become a bigger part of how some of us manage how we are feeling. The trap for all of us is overuse: too much alcohol, or too often.

Ashley Koning, Te Pou Programme Lead – Addiction, has created a resource to help manage the risk of harm from alcohol during the era of Covid-19. 

Managing waipiro (alcohol) use during Covid-19 (2-page PDF)