Celebrating a Year of Beer And 100 Brews

Press Release – Kaiser Beer

Celebrating a Year of Beer And 100 Brews For Immediate Release Friday 21 July 2017 Kaiser Brothers Brewery is celebrating a year of beer and its first century! Read more »

Takapuna Locals Call for Review of Bar Opening Hours

Press Release – Takapuna Central Residents Group

21 July 2017 – Takapuna Central Residents Group members are devastated following a 19 July Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) decision which may see local bars and nightclubs applying for liquor licences with a 3am closing. Read more »

How to Make It through Dry July

Press Release – Dry July

How to Make It through Dry July Dry Julys guide to a successful booze-free month For the past six years, Dry July has challenged thousands of social drinkers to take their espresso without the martini and steer clear of alcohol for the month of July … Read more »

Appeals decision favours policy to reduce alcohol harm

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one step closer to introducing stronger measures to reduce alcohol related harm, particularly for our most vulnerable communities. Late yesterday, the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority issued its decision on appeals made against … Read more »

Kiwis Urged to Support Mates on 31 Day Booze-Free Challenge

Press Release – Dry July

Almost 20,000 New Zealanders are counting down the final two weeks of their booze-free challenge as part of Dry July a fundraising campaign challenging Kiwis to go booze-free for the month of July. Read more »

Communities Win And Lose Against Alcohol Industry

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard. Read more »

Delegat beats case sales goal, lifts profit guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – Delegat Group, New Zealand’s largest listed winemaker, has lifted its operating profit guidance after a record year for case sales. Read more »

Speech: Dunne – NZ Licensing Trust

Speech – New Zealand Government

Keynote Address: NZ Licensing Trust Association Conference Copthorne Hotel, Masterton Good evening. I am delighted to have this opportunity to catch up with you and what is happening in the world of licensing trusts. I am also looking forward to sharing … Read more »

Two men sentenced for $6.9 million pokie fraud

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – Two men have been sentenced after being found guilty in a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud case, after manipulating gambling licences and grants. Read more »

DIA welcomes pokie fraud sentences

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs has welcomed the sentences handed down in the Wellington High Court today in the multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud case. The Departments Gambling Compliance Director, Gareth Bostock said it reflects how seriously the court views … Read more »

Council calls for submissions on Local Alcohol Policy

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is seeking public feedback on its draft Local Alcohol Policy. Read more »

Independent Liquor back in black on fatter margins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) – Independent Liquor NZ, which owns alcohol brands such as Woodstock Bourbon and Boundary Road beer, returned to profit in 2016 as the country’s biggest RTD maker fattened its margins and slashed its marketing spend in the face … Read more »

TOP Policy To Raise Drinking Age Applauded

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is applauding The Opportunities Party policy on raising the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, … Read more »

Opportunities Party Calls For Action on Teen Alcohol Abuse

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

As establishment politicians gather at Parliament to catch up with The Opportunities Partys harm reduction based Real Deal Cannabis Reform, TOP is moving forward to tackle the serious issue of alcohol related harm amongst young people. Read more »

Changes recognise tobacco tax increases

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is taking steps to ensure that small grocery businesses can continue to hold liquor licences, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. Read more »

Pubs and clubs with pokies need to ‘up their game’

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Media release: From the Salvation Army and the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand Pubs and clubs with pokies need to up their game The Salvation Army and the Problem Gambling Foundation are disappointed by the results of the latest … Read more »

Spirits NZ Welcomes Release of Health Research Strategy

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

A specific action focused on building industry partnerships and approaches closely aligned with the New Zealand Health Strategy are two highlights from the just released Health Research Strategy. Read more »

New Zealand’s Top Sommeliers compete for National Honour

Press Release – New Zealand School of Food and Wine

For the fourth year running, talented wine experts working as a Sommelier in a hotel, lodge or restaurant around New Zealand are invited to compete for the honour of being named New Zealand Sommelier or Junior Sommelier of the Year. Read more »

Police very pleased with crowd at Blues-Lions match

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are very pleased with the behaviour of fans at the second game of the DHL NZ Lions Series tonight. Read more »

Management changes announced at DB Breweries

Press Release – DB Breweries

DB Breweries today announced senior management changes which sees Managing Director, Andy Routley, called to Amsterdam to take on a new role within The HEINEKEN Company, as Managing Director B2B Europe. Peter Simons, currently Managing Director of HEINEKEN … Read more »

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