Water Bottlers Will Close If Labour Policy Implemented

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Water Bottlers Will Close If Labour Policy Implemented Why not charge for the litres consented, rather than the amount taken Charging water exporters a per litre levy will penalise a small, struggling New Zealand industry and lead to company closures … Read more »

NZ Beverage Council responds to Labour’s water policy

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

New Zealands water bottlers are open to discussions about charging for commercial water use but these discussions must be based on fact. Read more »

Craft coming to the crossroads

Press Release – ANZ Bank

The New Zealand craft beer sector continued to expand in 2016 with almost 200 breweries competing for a modestly growing share of the beer market, according to the annual ANZ Craft Beer Industry Insights report. Since 2011 the number of small breweries … Read more »

Craft breweries sold beer faster than they could make it

Article – BusinessDesk

Small NZ craft breweries sold beer faster than they could make it in 2016, report finds Read more »

Duty-free products aren’t always cheaper, Consumer NZ finds

Press Release – Consumer NZ

A survey of 33 duty-free items finds only 10 are cheaper at duty-free stores than other retailers. Read more »

NZ Finally Increasing Best Weapon Against Drink Driving

Press Release – Automobile Association

Alcohol interlocks becoming a mandatory sentence is one of the most significant blows against drink driving in New Zealands history, says the Automobile Association. Read more »

Dry July – That’s a Wrap!

Press Release – Dry July

Dry July 2017 participants have completed their month-long charitable sobriety The Dry July Foundation can add $380,000 to the $2.8 million raised since its inception, thanks to the month-long sobriety and fund raising efforts of this years 4,100 … Read more »

Hysterical Beer Fans Judge Best IPA

Press Release – Epic Beer

Its happened again, Epic Brewing Company collects another trophy for its latest highly hopped India Pale Ale. This time at the 10th Annual West Coast IPA Challenge held at the Malthouse in Wellington on Friday 28th July, with its latest beer release … Read more »

Geographical areas can now be registered

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Wine and spirit producers are now able to register geographical indications, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. Read more »

Celebrating a Year of Beer And 100 Brews

Press Release – Kaiser Beer

Celebrating a Year of Beer And 100 Brews For Immediate Release Friday 21 July 2017 Kaiser Brothers Brewery is celebrating a year of beer and its first century! Read more »

Takapuna Locals Call for Review of Bar Opening Hours

Press Release – Takapuna Central Residents Group

21 July 2017 – Takapuna Central Residents Group members are devastated following a 19 July Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) decision which may see local bars and nightclubs applying for liquor licences with a 3am closing. Read more »

How to Make It through Dry July

Press Release – Dry July

How to Make It through Dry July Dry Julys guide to a successful booze-free month For the past six years, Dry July has challenged thousands of social drinkers to take their espresso without the martini and steer clear of alcohol for the month of July … Read more »

Appeals decision favours policy to reduce alcohol harm

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one step closer to introducing stronger measures to reduce alcohol related harm, particularly for our most vulnerable communities. Late yesterday, the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority issued its decision on appeals made against … Read more »

Kiwis Urged to Support Mates on 31 Day Booze-Free Challenge

Press Release – Dry July

Almost 20,000 New Zealanders are counting down the final two weeks of their booze-free challenge as part of Dry July a fundraising campaign challenging Kiwis to go booze-free for the month of July. Read more »

Communities Win And Lose Against Alcohol Industry

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard. Read more »

Delegat beats case sales goal, lifts profit guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – Delegat Group, New Zealand’s largest listed winemaker, has lifted its operating profit guidance after a record year for case sales. Read more »

Speech: Dunne – NZ Licensing Trust

Speech – New Zealand Government

Keynote Address: NZ Licensing Trust Association Conference Copthorne Hotel, Masterton Good evening. I am delighted to have this opportunity to catch up with you and what is happening in the world of licensing trusts. I am also looking forward to sharing … Read more »

Two men sentenced for $6.9 million pokie fraud

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – Two men have been sentenced after being found guilty in a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud case, after manipulating gambling licences and grants. Read more »

DIA welcomes pokie fraud sentences

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs has welcomed the sentences handed down in the Wellington High Court today in the multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud case. The Departments Gambling Compliance Director, Gareth Bostock said it reflects how seriously the court views … Read more »

Council calls for submissions on Local Alcohol Policy

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is seeking public feedback on its draft Local Alcohol Policy. Read more »

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