NZ brews set gold standard at New World Beer & Cider Awards

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

New Zealand brewers and cider-makers have set the gold standard at the 2018 New World Beer & Cider Awards, taking all but one of the 12 Champion trophies available to hundreds of local and international entries. Read more »

Campaign Ups the Ante on Drinking During Pregnancy

Press Release – Cheers

A new multi-media campaign aims to send a strong message to pregnant women that alcohol and pregnancy dont mix. Read more »

International alcohol reduction expert coming to NZ

Press Release – Joe Public Relations

Its Friday night, the end of an arduous week at work. Youve already had a couple of beers or a few glasses of wine but do you really need another one? A common scenario for many people who struggle saying no to that extra glass. Read more »

Labels won’t reduce alcohol harm

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council has rejected the call for mandatory labelling on alcohol bottles, in light of a new survey by the University of Otago. Read more »

Remote Matawai café and post service business up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

Remote caf and post service business up for sale in the town with no beer Read more »

Lion NZ says 2017 sales climb 4.3%

Article – BusinessDesk

Lion NZ says 2017 sales climb 4.3% with growth in craft beer, mainstream brands Read more »

Get Ready for NZ’s Biggest, Smallest Boutique Wine Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival

It has the biggest selection of leading small-production wineries from across the country and its coming soon! Get ready for the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival, 10th June 2018, at the Imperial Buildings Fort Lane, Auckland. Read more »

It’s not #sauvblanc day without #nzwine

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

On Friday 4 May New Zealand Winegrowers is ready to celebrate what is shaping up to be most successful International Sauvignon Blanc day yet, with an online digital campaign reaching over 50 million impressions via the hashtags #nzwine and #sauvblanc. Read more »

Broken Shed Vodka experiences massive growth in the USA

Press Release – Broken Shed

Wanaka-born Broken Shed Vodka has tripled USA sales in 2017 and the number of outlets selling the product has increased by 1,300 per cent over the past 18 months. Read more »

Beer advertising featuring Eric Murray found to breach code

Press Release – Alcohol Watch

Beer advertising featuring double Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray is to be removed from the Beer the Beautiful Truth campaign following a successful complaint by Alcohol Healthwatch. Read more »

Beer The Beautiful Truth campaign is not misleading

Press Release – Brewers Association

24 April 2018: The Brewers Association of New Zealand welcomes todays decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that its Beer The Beautiful Truth campaign, which highlights the addition of nutrition information panels to product … Read more »

Study confirms drinking moderately responsibly the way to go

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

An industry group formed to give a reasonable perspective in the public discussion around alcohol has given its verdict on a recent study into the impacts of over-consumption of alcohol. Read more »

Home-brewers’ Conference competition winner gets US trip

Press Release – Home-Brewers’ Conference

Nelson, New Zealand, April 2018 Nelson home-brewer Colin Smith has won the biggest home-brewing prize ever offered in New Zealand – the dream prize of a lifetime with a free trip to the biggest home-brewing festival in the world. Read more »

Bill to improve liquor licence laws for restaurants

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Hutt South MP Chris Bishop has lodged a Members Bill to allow restaurants that hold on-licences to sell alcohol, to also hold off-licences under the same roof. Read more »

Yealands Voted Favourite New Zealand Wine Brand

Press Release – Yealands

The people of New Zealand have spoken and Yealands Family Wines (Yealands) has been voted Favourite New Zealand Wine Brand in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017: Peoples Choice Award. This was the inaugural Peoples Choice Award, run by New Zealand … Read more »

Opposition to Fifth Bottle Store in Takanini Wins

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is pleased with a community win from its opposition to a new off-licence application in South Auckland. Read more »

Community ‘success’ in preventing a 5th off-licence opening

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Hpai Te Hauora and Alcohol Healthwatch are applauding the decision by a bottle store applicant in Takanini, South Auckland, not to proceed with their application to open a new bottle store in the neighbourhood. Had the bottle store gone ahead … Read more »

Anheuser-Busch InBev Launches 2025 Sustainability Goals

Press Release – AB InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev Launches 2025 Sustainability Goals And 100+ Accelerator to Advance Local Innovations for Pressing Global Challenges Read more »

Ale in a day’s work: judges search for best beer and cider

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

Ale in a days work judges search for best beers and ciders among record number of entries Finding the best beers and ciders among almost 600 entries is no easy job, but a group of expert judges are stepping forward to put their palates to this … Read more »

Labour Must Refer Youth Wing Incident to Police

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has challenged the Labour Party to refer allegations that minors were drinking alcohol at a Young Labour camp to Police. Read more »

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