Foley Family full-year operating profit more than doubles

Article – BusinessDesk

Foley Family full-year operating profit more than doubles, as bottled, bulk wine sales rise Read more »

Liquor Bans Retained for Manurewa

Press Release – Auckland Council

Liquor Bans Retained for Manurewa The Manurewa Local Board voted tonight unanimously to retain the vast majority of alcohol drinking bans which were up for review under Auckland Councils Alcohol Bylaw 2014. Manurewa Local Board Chairperson Angela … Read more »

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2015 Announced

Press Release – Young Viticulturist of the Year

Congratulations to Caleb Dennis who became the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2015 last night. Representing Hawkes Bay, Caleb competed in a wide range of challenges over three days to eventually beat three other contestants and claim the title. This … Read more »

Delegat posts 24% decline in annual earnings on writedowns

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Delegat Group, New Zealand’s largest listed wine company, posted a 24 percent decline in annual profit as it wrote down the value of its grapes and financial instruments used to limit its foreign currency and interest rate exposure. Read more »

Speech for the Release of the 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Good afternoon and welcome to the launch of the new National Drug Policy. I am very pleased to be here with you all today, and it is great to see so many familiar faces in the audience. Todays announcement is the culmination of what has been a lengthy … Read more »

Moa employees get access to new share scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Craft beer maker Moa Group will give workers another chance to get shares in the company, with a long-term employee option scheme issuing up to 1.2 million share options, Read more »

Heineken extracts fatter annual dividend from DB than profit

Article – BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) – For the second year in a row, global beer group Heineken NV has pulled out a bigger dividend than its New Zealand subsidiary, DB Breweries, earned. Read more »

Tessa Kerslake announced as Kiwi finalist in Don of Tequila

Press Release – Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo has named Tessa Kerslake from Our Place in New Plymouth as New Zealands national winner in the Don of Tequila competition. Tessa will now join 18 other bartenders from across the world in the grand final event at La Rojena, Mexico. In the first … Read more »

Follow-up report on drink-driving enforcement published

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

The New Zealand Auditor-General today published a report that follows up on New Zealand Polices progress with effectively and efficiently enforcing drink-driving laws. This report provides a snapshot of the progress made by the Police in addressing … Read more »

Call for phasing out of alcohol advertising

Press Release – IECAAS

The Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) released its report today (attached). The main recommendation is to phase out all alcohol advertising and sponsorship over a five year time frame, with the exception … Read more »

The City is Ours moving booze?

Press Release – The City Is Ours

Team effort and persistence paid off recently when a supermarket was told to move their booze from the front of their shop. Read more »

83 Gold Medal Wines Awarded

Press Release – Spiegelau International Wine Competition

6.5% of all wines entered were awarded a gold medal at last weeks Spiegelau International Wine Competition, resulting in 83 wines receiving a score of 18.5 or more out of 20. There were 248 silver medals and 519 bronze also awarded. Read more »

NZ Bus strengthens Alcohol and Drug Free Policy

Press Release – NZ Bus

NZ Bus strengthens Alcohol and Drug Free Policy as part of continuous improvement in Health and Safety NZ Bus, New Zealands largest bus operator, has worked with union representatives to further strengthen its existing Alcohol and Drug Free Policy, … Read more »

Move aside for cider – global beverage markets make room

Press Release – Rabobank

Impressive growth in the demand for cider in the global markets has put it squarely back on the beverage alcohol map, attracting a younger, more affluent consumer, says agribanking specialist, Rabobank. Read more »

DCC and NZ Police on upcoming View Street event.

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Over the past few days, the Dunedin City Council and Dunedin Police have received a number of calls regarding an event planned at a View St address which has caused some concern amongst nearby residents. Read more »

Wine Award number 20 for Gantleys Restaurant

Press Release – Gantleys Restaurant

For the twentieth year in succession, Gantleys Restaurant at Arthurs Point near Queenstown has received an Award of Excellence from New York based Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the … Read more »

Convicted fraudster Scutts gets 8 months home detention

Article – BusinessDesk

July 10 (BusinessDesk) – Peter Scutts, the former head of New Zealand Wine Co, has been sentenced to eight months home detention after being found guilty of fraud in May. Read more »

Toolkit Helps Public Have Their Say on Alcohol Licensing

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

A toolkit enabling the public to submit objections to alcohol licence applications has been created by the Taranaki Alcohol Harm Reduction (TAHR) group. This is the only resource of its kind in the country. Read more »

US market offers huge potential for New Zealand wines

Press Release – Giesen Wines

US market offers huge potential for New Zealand wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc 9 July 2015 New Zealand wine exports to the United States are growing faster than to our traditional international markets of Australia and the UK, and that pace … Read more »

Parks Should be Alcohol-Free For Protection of Families

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is concerned with proposed alcohol ban laws in Auckland which require communities to have to prove that public parks should be alcohol-free based on evidence and harm. Read more »

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