Drinking in the workplace
The only New Zealand survey which specifically asks about workplace drinking is the 2008/09 NZ Alcohol and Drug Use Survey . In this national survey, 25.4% of past-year drinkers aged 16–64 had consumed alcohol in workplaces or meetings.
The 2012/13 NZ Health Survey  asks about location of drinking, but combines the workplace with university, polytechnic and school settings.
Working under the influence of alcohol
The 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey  asked NZ drinkers if they had worked while under the influence of alcohol in the last 12 months. They found that:
- 6.8% responded 'yes' - This equates to about 165,000 drinkers (8.8% males, 4.6% females)
Thirteen percent of Pacific and 12% of Māori drinkers who had worked in the past year reported working at least once when under the influence of alcohol compared with 6.5% of European/Other and 4.7 % of Asian drinkers in the past year.
Operating machinery under the influence of alcohol
The 2012/13 survey also found that 3.3% of drinkers who had operated machinery did so at least once while under the influence of alcohol in the past year. This equates to around 65,000 drinkers.
 Ministry of Health. 2009. Alcohol Use in New Zealand: Key results of the 2007/08 New Zealand Alcohol and Drug Use Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
 Ministry of Health. 2015. Alcohol Use 2012/13. New Zealand Health Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health.