Nathan Guy, Todd Barclay visit Gibbston Valley Winery

Press Release – Gibbston Valley Wines

MP for Otaki and Minister for Primary Industries and Racing Nathan Guy, Clutha-Southland National Candidate Todd Barclay make a stop at Gibbston Valley Winery as part of their visit to Queenstown Read more »

Hawke’s Bay Educated Viticulturists Aiming High

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT is toasting the success of three graduates who have made the final five in the prestigious New Zealand Young Viticulturist of the Year competition being held in Blenheim later this month. Read more »

2012 vintage wines possess “richness and volume”

Press Release – Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District

Media Release 2012 vintage wines possess richness and volume GIMBLETT GRAVELS 2012 Annual Vintage Selection revealed 13th August 2014 GIMBLETT GRAVELS WINE GROWING DISTRICT Hawkes Bay, New Zealand On concluding a tasting of GIMBLETT GRAVELS … Read more »

Dunedin Craft Beer Expo

Press Release – Dunedin Craft Beer Expo

Held at The Historic Railway Station on September 20th the Craft Beer Expo. 25 + Breweries from around New Zealand as well as 8 local Dunedin bands are set to ‘rock the railway’ station on Election day 2014. Over 150 different beers , cider and wines … Read more »

Brewer seeking crowd-funding cancels shareholders’ dividends

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders in Renaissance Brewing company, the first business to seek equity through crowd-funding in New Zealand, have cancelled their claim on $147,000 of accumulated earnings “to make Renaissance a more attractive investment … Read more »

Equity crowdfunder Snowball Effect gets FMA green light

Press Release – Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect was this morning granted New Zealands first equity crowdfunding licence by the Financial Markets Authority and is arranging a launch date for the week beginning 11 August. Read more »

New website reaches New Zealand’s hidden problem drinkers

Press Release – NZ Drug Foundation

People struggling with their alcohol use now have a new online place where they can go to get help anonymously from others with similar experiences. Living Sober was launched today and is built for people wanting to examine their drinking habits by … Read more »

Beer judges fizzing to find New Zealand’s champion brewery

Press Release – Brewers Guild of NZ

A record number of New Zealand breweries are vying to be crowned beer champion at New Zealands prestigious beer awards, the 2014 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards. Read more »

Waikato: Community views sought on alcohol and gambling

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council wants your thoughts on alcohol licensing and gambling to help draft two new policies. As part of the Councils community driven approach to developing new policies a series of public meetings are being held throughout … Read more »

Transport Agency – lower blood alcohol limit will save lives

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming news that Parliament has voted to lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for drivers aged over 20. Read more »

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteiths and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. For the month of August, performers and artists descend on the Scottish city to take part in the biggest arts festival … Read more »

Equity Crowdfunder Snowball Effect Gets FMA Green Light

Press Release – Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect was this morning granted New Zealands first equity crowdfunding licence by the Financial Markets Authority and is arranging a launch date for the week beginning 11 August. Read more »

Pelican Brewery’s Beer in New Zealand

Press Release – Beer Without Borders

Beer Without Borders is delighted to announce the arrival in New Zealand of the beer of Oregons Pelican Brewery. Read more »

Health expert in Rotorua to talk about alcohol harm

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Clinical toxicologist and Wellington Regional Hospital emergency medicine specialist, Dr Paul Quigley, is in Rotorua this week to speak about the harmful impacts of alcohol on New Zealand society. Dr Quigley is both a frontline clinician dealing on a daily … Read more »

Drinks Writer launches kiwi CRAFT on Kicks

Press Release – Kiwi Craft

Drinks writer and editor of the upcoming magazine Eat NZ Jules van Cruysen released into the wild his first Kickstarter campaign on the morning of Thursday the 24th of July for kiwi CRAFT , a guide book to New Zealand beer, breweries, brewers and … Read more »

Moa makes $500k placement, offers $5.25 mln in rights

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, raised $500,000 from five institutional investors and plans to raise up to $5.25 million in a discounted rights issue to existing shareholders. Read more »

Poor decision-making on road leads to Hamilton crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A selfish disregard for the safety of other road users is how a senior Waikato Police officer describes the actions of a driver involved in an early morning crash in Hamilton this morning in which speed, alcohol and driving unrestrained all appear to have … Read more »

New Book – Food, Wine And Stories From Central Otago

Press Release – Amisfield Wine Company

Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro. Read more »

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, increased first quarter sales volumes 95 percent after moving to a more direct distribution structure in New Zealand, its largest market. Read more »

Auckland Alcohol Policy Could Burst City’s Craft Beer Boom

Press Release – Society Of Beer Advocates

Proposed changes to Aucklands local alcohol policy (LAP) could have disastrous consequences on the cities thriving beer culture, the Society of Beer Advocates believes. Read more »

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