Heaviest drinking quarter since new liquor laws implemented

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

New figures show that more alcohol was available for consumption per person in the October-December quarter of 2017 than in any other quarter in the five years since the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act came into effect. Read more »

High-strength beers up in 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders had more high-strength beer available to consume in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The volume of highest-strength beer (above 5 percent alcohol content) rose 34 percent in 2017. Read more »

Social supply to underage drinkers still too high

Press Release – Massey University

New research from Massey Universitys SHORE and Whriki Research Centre shows social supply of alcohol to friends under 18 has reduced following a law change (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012), but the quantities of alcohol supplied are still … Read more »

Tauranga craft brewers hail rise in ‘hottest beers’ stakes

Press Release – Funk Estate Brewery

Partners in the Tauranga-based Funk Estate craft beer brewery are elated at their climb in the hottest beers popularity stakes. Read more »

Renaissance Brewing sold for $620k, leaving shortfall

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Renaissance Brewing’s creditors face a $611,000 shortfall after the craft beer maker was sold for $620,000 following a slump in sales and an “ill-fated” distribution agreement that pushed it into administration. Read more »

Calling Coromandel exhibitors for Auckland Food Show 2018

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

If you’ve got your own local, homegrown artisan food or beverage products and want the opportunity to promote your wares to more than 30,000 people – we want to hear from you. Read more »

Pioneering Vidal Estate Winery assets for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

The land, equipment, buildings, and hospitality business linked to one of New Zealands first wineries have been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Successful capital raise for new West Coast business

Press Release – Reefton Distilling Co

Successful capital raise for new West Coast business! – Reefton Distilling Co. will have a new distillery up and running by mid-2018! West Coast start up Reefton Distilling Co. is gearing up to produce premium quality spirits from the middle of the year … Read more »

Rabobank Wine Quarterly Q1: Evolution of sourcing strategies

Press Release – Rabobank

2017 was a dynamic year for the wine industry, marked by short-term scarcity and rising prices, according to Rabobanks latest Global Wine Quarterly report . Read more »

Educating Kiwis about the nutritional content of beer

Press Release – Brewers Association

01 February 2018: The Brewers Association of New Zealand is launching a ground-breaking ad campaign this weekend that aims to bust myths and share facts about beer to help educate Kiwi consumers about what they are drinking. Read more »

Dellaca family’s Brandhouse buys Renaissance Brewing

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Christchurch-based liquor distributor Brandhouse has bought Renaissance Brewing for an undisclosed sum, beating three other offers on the table. Read more »

Rebuilding the West Coast, one drop (dram) at a time

Press Release – Reefton Distilling Co

Rebuilding the West Coast, one drop ( dram ) at a time! It rains a lot on the West Coast, some might say that is a bad thing, but as Andrew Robb, Chairman of the West Coast Governance Group stated in his foreword of the Tai Poutini West Coast Economic … Read more »

New Zealand wine sector welcomes agreement on CPTPP

Press Release – NZ Winegrowers

New Zealand wine exports will receive a boost following the imminent signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Read more »

Leading wine experts descend on Nelson

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

Some of the worlds top wine experts have arrived in Nelson to attend two days of immersion in the New Zealand wine industry. Read more »

Bollinger & Heletranz world first champagne delivery service

Press Release – Lily and Louis

You never know when you might need a bottle, or five, of one of the best-known champagne brands in the world: whether youre staying at a remote getaway retreat or simply want it at your residence. Read more »

Addressing cheap alcohol needs to be on the table

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Alcohol Healthwatch and Maori Public Health provider Hapai te Hauora strongly support the new Governments commitment to addressing the growing needs and inequities surrounding mental health and addictions. Read more »

Aotearoa’s Alcoholics Celebrate in Wellington

Press Release – Alcoholics Anonymous

Aotearoas Alcoholics Celebrate in Wellington January can be a cold and dark place for a person with a drinking problem. But alcoholics from across New Zealand will be sharing in the light of recovery this weekend. Read more »

Pernod Ricard’s Millstream unit turns to loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Pernod Ricards New Zealand unit turned to a loss in 2017 after it booked a $150 million goodwill impairment. Read more »

Police disappointed with checkpoint results

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Over the weekend the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Road Policing ran their annual Tri-Cities road policing checkpoint in Hamilton, targeting drink driving. Read more »

One-in-eight emergency dept patients affected by alcohol

Press Release – Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The peak body for emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand has conducted its 4th annual Alcohol Harm Snapshot Survey at 2am (local time) Saturday 16 December. Across 18 New Zealand emergency departments one-in-eight patients had alcohol related … Read more »

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