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 »

The Season to Be Cautious

Press Release – Employsure

14 December 2017 – With New Zealand employers on high alert following high profile sexual assault revelations, the traditional get boozy on the company tab routine is being supressed this year. Read more »

NZ Organic Wine Awards partner with Riedel Glassware

Press Release – Organic Wine Awards

In an exciting new partnership for 2018 the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards has signed a multi year agreement with Riedel, the wine glass company (RSN New Zealand). The partnership will see Riedel as the exclusive glassware provider for the event, including … Read more »

NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship Recipients Announced

Press Release – NZ Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers has today announced the names of two New Zealand-based sommeliers selected to participate in the 2018 New Zealand Winegrowers International Sommelier Scholarship. Read more »

Yealands Wins at International Wine Challenge Tranche One

Press Release – Yealands

Yealands Wine Group (Yealands) have yet again shown international wine judges that they have some truly special wines on offer, winning an outstanding four gold medals in Tranche One of the 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC) held in the U.K. at … Read more »

Veritas cuts earnings guidance after AGM

Article – BusinessDesk

Veritas cuts earnings guidance after AGM, sees profit falling by up to 17% in 2018 Read more »

Wanaka Beerfest is Bringing the Brewers

Press Release – Wanaka Beerfest

The annual Wanaka Beerfest opens its gates to the discerning punter for the second time. Read more »

NZ wineries take out ‘best wine’, ‘most successful winery’

Press Release – Sydney International Wine Competition

Sydney International Wine Competition reveals the best food friendly wines, with NZ wineries taking out ‘best wine’ and ‘most successful winery’ honours Read more »

Marlborough’s Cellar Door of the Year Competition Winners

Press Release – Wine Marlborough

The Wine Marlborough Cellar Door of the Year final was held at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant last night where Bladen and Hunters Wines were announced joint winners of the title with Wairau River coming in third place. Alongside Bladen, Hunters … Read more »

Parents Need to Lead Responsible Drinking Behaviour

Press Release – The Tomorrow Project

Parents are being urged to take the lead and talk to their teenagers now about responsible drinking after the latest Ministry of Health figures show well over half (56.3%) of Kiwi 15-17-year-olds have drunk alcohol in the last year and 7.6% (or 15,000) … Read more »

Youth Hazardous Drinking Rates Continue to Fall

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

Joint Statement Youth Hazardous Drinking Rates Continue to Fall – Health Ministry Survey Confirms 20 November 2017 Read more »

New Zealand recommended to move on a floor price for alcohol

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Public health groups are thrilled that the five-year legal battle to set a floor price for alcohol in Scotland has finally reached its conclusion. On Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Scottish Government to allow implementation … Read more »

Smart New Wine Concept Launched in New Zealand

Press Release – The Wine Life

Knowing what wine to match with the food you eat has been a difficult question to answer for even the best chefs and foodies. Most of us have a basic knowledge and tend to go with what we know works from past experience. But isnt that a tad boring? … Read more »

Lion Invests in Goodbuzz Beverage Co

Press Release – Lion New Zealand

Lion New Zealand has today announced that it has acquired a 25% shareholding in GoodBuzz Beverage Co., a Tauranga-based beverage company specialising in crafted kombucha. Read more »

Anchorage Wines Announces Two New Distribution Channels

Press Release – Anchorage Family Estate

Anchorage Family Estate is delighted to announce the appointment of two new distribution channels through partnership with WX Brands; in endorsement of contracts with both Trader Joes in the U.S., and Majestic Wines in the U.K. Read more »

Addiction treatment review: paying practitioners more

Press Release – DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz ) is heartened by the new Governments intention to review mental health and addiction services, and says it looks forward to collaborating with it to increase available … Read more »

Amendments to local alcohol policy notified

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council has publically notified amendments made to its provisional Local Alcohol Policy as requested by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority. Read more »

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