Healthy Events

Events are social places where people get together to be entertained. Places where people enjoy music, watch sports, celebrate culture and share food.

Whether your event is small or large, indoors or outdoors, you too can create a healthy event environment.

Healthy Events is all about making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Good food at events resources

Food at events

Traffic Light Guide

Create a good food at events policy

Smokefree event resources

Create a smokefree event

Promote smokefree services

Smokefree events policy template

Sunsmart Events

Plan and promote a sunsmart event

Create a sunsmart policy

Alcohol at events

HBDHB has developed alcohol-free resources to support local event managers (or anyone organising an event) to promote their event as alcohol-free, or to create alcohol free areas within events that involve alcohol.

We have a range of resources and equipment available including tear-drop flags, market umbrellas and bean bag loungers that will assist event managers to identify and provide alcohol-free, family-friendly areas within events.

These resources are available at no cost – first in, first served. Find out more about alcohol-free resources and merchandise we have to help you:

Please complete your details and requirements on this form and return to resources@hbdhb.govt.nz or call 06 834 1815.

One for One is a Hawke's Bay brand that has been successfully promoted for a number of years by HBDHB, Police, ACC and councils. One for One promotes safer drinking through a simple message: drink one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage, whether at home or at a licensed premise.

We have a range of free resources and equipment available including tear drop flags, canvas banners, posters and large screen visuals. Find out more about resources and merchandise we have to help you.

These resources are available at no cost – first in, first served. Find out more about resources and merchandise we have to help you:

Please complete your details and requirements on this form and return to resources@hbdhb.govt.nz or call 06 834 1815.

We have developed a Healthy Events and Fundraising guide, providing lots of creative ideas for fundraising and events that don’t involve alcohol.

There's also some good ideas here, from the Health Promotion Agency.

Safe use of alcohol at small events

Safe use of alcohol at large events

Visit the Alcohol Host responsibility page for more information.