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WHANGAREI LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2010
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Christmas tips for an
Keep the Christmas cheers cheer-
ful is the message the Alcohol
Advisory Council of New Zealand
and ACC have for those attending
workplace Christmas functions.
Christmas is a time for cele-
bration but let's not make alcohol
and getting drunk the focus of the
celebrations,'' says ALAC chief
executive Gerard Vaughan.
Christmas parties used to be
considered legendary for stories
about people doing harm to them-
selves and others. However, many
workplaces are now taking steps
to encourage their staff to ease up
on the drink and reduce the harm
caused by excess drinking.
We are seeing a trend away
from alcohol-focused workplace
parties to more team and family
activities for Christmas cele-
brations. Family picnics, team
activities such as treasure hunts
or quiz nights or visiting local
attractions are all becoming more
popular for workplaces at this
time of the year. Some are holding
completely alcohol-free family
events,'' he says.
ACC's insurance and preven-
tion services general manager
Keith McLea says it is important
that workplaces have the oppor-
tunity to celebrate Christmas and
the year gone by but these events
should be a celebration, not a
cause for concern.
At this time of the year many
people drink too much and end up
hurting themselves and others.
Drinking alcohol increases the
likelihood of injury from falls,
fights, burns and road crashes.
Nobody wants to end up in hos-
pital over Christmas so ease up on
the drink,'' he says.
ALAC and ACC have the follow-
ing tips if you are planning a
workplace function with alcohol
and want to be a responsible host.
As the employer you're the host.
Set your expectations in advance.
Say that you won't be impressed
by drunken behaviour. Model
good behaviour yourself.
Serve food. Get loads of substan-
tial food rolling early and make
sure it's available throughout the
Make sure alcohol is not the
only choice of drink. Serve more
interesting non-alcoholic drinks
than just orange juice. It's sur-
prising how people will really
enjoy something like a grapefruit
and tonic with a chunk of mint in
it for a change.
Don't serve people who are get-
ting intoxicated. Brief your
waiters if it's an in-house party. If
it's on a licensed premise it
shouldn't happen anyway because
it's illegal to allow people to
become intoxicated on licensed
premises or serve intoxicated
people. Watch out for the younger
staff, particularly those under 18.
Check how the law applies if
you're the host or taking them out
to a licensed premise.
Plan activities. Plan some sort
of activity so people have some-
thing to do other than just
drinking and eating. If you're
having the function out of the
office choose a location that
includes an activity such as bowl-
ing, pool or dancing.
Focus on families. Hold an event
in a family environment, provide
entertainment and make it
alcohol free. Make the focus about
the company families getting
together and catching up.
More than 70,000 hope-
ful children -- and adults
-- have already called
Telecom's Santaline on
0800-222-222 to ensure
their wish lists are
received by the North
Pole in time for the big
The nationwide toll
free line, direct to Santa,
has been running red hot
since it opened last
Santa says each year
he, Mrs Claus and the
elves look forward to see-
ing what gift is most
Last year the most
popular request was
gaming equipment for
boys and mobile phones
for girls. We're keen to
hear what Kiwi boys and
girls will be looking for
under their Christmas
trees this year,'' Santa
More than 950,000
Santaline last year.
However, you can also
submit your wish list
online at santaline.co.nz.
For more information
on Santaline visit
Father Xmas into hardware
Santa Claus is giving free workshops,
demonstrations and Christmas gift
advice at Bunnings Warehouse.
Kids can come and join in the
Christmas magic with fun Santa's
workshops from 10am on December
11, 12, 18 and 19.
At the Santa's workshops kids can
create Christmas decorations, make
Christmas gifts for their family
and friends as well as write a
Christmas wishlist for Santa.
Santa will also be in store on these
dates from 10am to 11am and 2pm to
3pm. There will be an in-store gift
wrapping service from 10am to 2pm in
exchange for a gold coin donation to a
local community group.
Manager Steve Spraggon says Bun-
nings is taking the stress out of
Christmas shopping by offering activi-
ties to keep the kids entertained.
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