Alcohol harm figures speak for themselves

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Figures released yesterday by Police Minister Anne Tolley show targeted interventions can work quickly and effectively to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, says Alcohol Healthwatch. Read more »

Government not introducing minimum pricing on alcohol

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Judith Collins has received the Ministry of Justice report, The Effectiveness of Alcohol Pricing Policies . The report considers options for a minimum pricing regime and the possible costs and benefits. Read more »

Speight’s Cup Spills Over With Silver

Press Release – Speights

It was a podium finish for Speights Triple Hop Pilsner at the 2014 World Beer Cup in Colorado, USA, taking out a rare silver medal in the international lager category. Read more »

Total figures for campaign against alcohol fuelled violence

Press Release – ANZPAA

The final total figures for the eighth police led Operation Unite: a Blitz on Drunken Violence was announced today by Jon White, CEO of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA). Read more »

Blue Duck Vodka & Black Robin Gin

Press Release – NZ Vodka and Gin

New Zealands newest premium spirits grab top awards at the San Francisco World Spirits New Zealands newest premium vodka Blue Duck Vodka has been honoured with a Double Gold medal at the renowned 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition … Read more »

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Councils ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labours Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Licencees Please District Licensing Unit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police District Licensing Unit (DLU) have reported a pleasing result following a weekend of Controlled Purchase Operations. A Controlled Purchase Operation is used to test a licenced premise on its integrity when presented with a minor trying … Read more »

Ardbeg distillery launches 2014 limited edition

Press Release – Ardbeg

Ardbeg, four-time winner of the Worlds Best Scotch Whisky award, will launch its highly anticipated Limited Edition, Ardbeg Auriverdes on Ardbeg Day at their latest Ardbeg Embassy opening, Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington. Read more »

New Zealand Shut for Easter

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday. Read more »

Northland Controlled Purchase Operation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police and the Northland District Health Board are very disappointed with the results of an alcohol controlled purchase operation conducted in licensed premises in the Mid North last Friday (April 11). Read more »

Delegat’s founder Delegat to step back from daily operation

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) Jim Delegat, founder of Delegats Group, is stepping down from running the winemakers daily operations to focus on the companys strategic direction. Read more »

Reduction in liquor licence fees for some Rotorua cafes

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council is to reduce liquor licence fees for cafes not open for evening trade. The decision was made at this mornings [16 April 2014] meeting of the councils Strategy, Finance & Policy Committee. Read more »

Reduction in liquor licence fees for some Rotorua cafes

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

News Release Wednesday 16 April 2014 Reduction in liquor licence fees for some Rotorua cafes Rotorua District Council is to reduce liquor licence fees for cafes not open for evening trade. The decision was made at this mornings [16 April 2014] meeting … Read more »

Deadline for Special Liquor Licence Processing Requirement

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Organisers of events in Ruapehu requiring a special liquor licence are being advised to ensure they allow the statutory 20 working days for its processing. Read more »

New Zealand’s First Masterclass for Home Winemakers?

Press Release – makewine.co.nz

Wine enthusiasts, as well as new and seasoned home winemakers, can learn the secrets of the profession from veteran vintner Justin Oliver. Read more »

Hospitality sector tactics mar Local Alcohol Policy process

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

An analysis of submissions on the Draft Local Alcohol Policy for Hasting and Napier District Councils shows only about a third of the 260 submissions presented by Hospitality New Zealand could be considered genuine. The remainder were found to be from … Read more »

Don’t Stand Idly By Whilst Legal Highs Ruin Teenage Lives

Press Release – TOUGHLOVE

Parents dont need to stand idly by, whilst their teenage children ruin their own lives and those of other family members through use of legal highs, says TOUGHLOVE. The parent support organisation has issued a list of recommendations or parents who … Read more »

Provisional Local Alcohol Policy appealed

Press Release – Opotiki District Council

Four appeals have been lodged against the Eastern Bay of Plentys Provisional Local Alcohol Policy, which was publicly notified in February this year. These are from Hospitality New Zealand Incorporated, Foodstuffs North Island Limited, … Read more »

Moa shares soar after meeting sales guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Moa Group soared to a three-week high after the beer maker said it met a sales target, which it was forced to cut last year when switching its local distribution. Read more »

Councils pander to the Liquor Industry

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action Hawkes Bay spokesperson Dr Fran Lowe said today that she was dismayed that the joint Hastings-Napier City Council Local Alcohol Policy committee ignored the advice of the HBDHB, the Police and the community by deciding to allow bars in … Read more »

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