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Keep the festive season happy – be responsible with alcohol

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

With the festive season upon us, MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is encouraging anyone planning to drink alcohol to do so responsibly. Read more »

NZ Whiskey Collection raises $780,000 for next stage of life

Press Release – Whisky Collection

The New Zealand Whisky Collection, based in Oamaru, has successfully raised more than $780,000 in funds to assist with the next stage of its development. The New Zealand Whisky Collection Founder, Greg Ramsay was delighted that the PledgeMe campaign … Read more »

Auckland wine exporter convicted over false applications

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has prosecuted an Auckland wine exporter for deliberately procuring deceptive and false wine export documentation related to wine destined for Ireland. Joyce Austin, the sole director of a wine exporting company, … Read more »

NZ Young Nats stand by Keep It 18

Press Release – New Zealand Young Nationals

Today the NZ Young Nationals have called on the Government to reject the recommendation made by the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction to raise the drinking age from 18 to 20. Read more »

Judgment: Murren v Schaeffer

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

Judgement is entered in favour of Mr Murren for USD 1,600,813.92 plus interest and USD 700,406.96 plus interest for Mr Lee. Read more »

Strong action on alcohol needed

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and we urge the Government to respect and uphold the wishes of the wide range of communities who participated. New Zealanders have … Read more »

Inquiry delivers on the need for substantial alcohol reform

Press Release – University of Otago

The report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction made public today has delivered key recommendations regarding the crisis of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. One of the most important of these is for the government … Read more »

Moa narrows 1H loss, reiterates break-even target

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Brewer Moa Group reported a slightly narrower first-half loss on improved sales and reduced administration and marketing costs. Read more »

Hazardous drinkers top three-quarters of a million

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is disappointed, but not surprised, with new statistics from the Ministry of Health showing no change in New Zealands hazardous drinking culture. Read more »

Campaign sends strong message on drinking during pregnancy

Press Release – Health Promotion Agency

An online campaign targeting pregnant women and their partners aims to send a strong message to pregnant women that alcohol and pregnancy dont mix. Read more »

Increasing alcohol tax could benefit health, study finds

Press Release – University of Otago

Increasing the excise tax on alcohol would likely result in fewer people dying or being injured in vehicle crashes and generate savings for society, according to a just-published New Zealand study. The modelling study reports that raising the … Read more »

Urgent action needed to prevent 8000 cancer diagnoses yearly

Press Release – Cancer Society Auckland

Around 8,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with potentially preventable cancer each year and bold action is needed to curb the dramatic harm caused by the big three risk factors: obesity, alcohol and tobacco. Read more »

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