Work set to resume on new Local Alcohol Policy for Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Work on developing a new Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) for Rotorua is about to resume having been on hold pending the outcome of appeals in other cities. Read more »

Investment paves the way for future growth at Giesen Wines

Press Release – Giesen Wines

January 9, 2015 – Investment in new equipment is helping Giesen Wines to replenish the soil in its vineyards, allowing for healthier vines, high quality fruit and ultimately excellent wine. Read more »

Bay of Plenty celebrates a relatively quiet New Year

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Friendly and festive was the general vibe throughout the Bay of Plenty District tonight with only a small number of people putting a dampener on New Year celebrations. Read more »

63 Arrests In Gisborne BW Festival Riot

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A riot at the BW Festival in Gisborne tonight has seen 63 people arrested, 83 injured and seven people in hospital. Read more »

St John Ambulance Geared to Manage the Country’s New Year

Press Release – St John

On New Years Eve between the hours of 10pm and 2am St Johns job rate will triple and a high percentage of those incidents will be related to alcohol. New Year is traditionally one of the busiest times of year for the ambulance service nationwide … Read more »

The Science Behind A Good Homebrew

Press Release – NIWA

The Science Behind A Good Homebrew Karl Safi is reluctant to say brewing beer is a science. Read more »

A philosopher, a mathematician and a student walk into a bar

Press Release – Canterbury University

A philosopher, a mathematician and a student walk into a bar. A drinking game played out between friends in a bar and a complicated mathematics study into cause and effect, may seem worlds apart. But University of Canterbury mathematics professor Mike Steel … Read more »

Avoid becoming a Canterbury road statistic this summer

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The official holiday period starts at 4pm today so whether youre staying home or travelling to be with friends and family think safety and take simple measures to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Read more »

Hazardous drinking rates stable – Govt tinkering ineffective

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

The New Zealand Health Survey shows a minimal drop in overall hazardous drinking in New Zealand over the past seven years (from 18 to 16%) despite factors that should normal bring about a more substantial drop – an aging population, increasing immigration … Read more »

Take heed of alcohol bans when celebrating New Year

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

People looking to see in the New Year with a dash of their favourite tipple are reminded of a number of alcohol bans in the city. This year the Council introduced a new permanent alcohol ban in Sumner on New Years Eve, adding to other ban areas across … Read more »

Mission Estate Tops the Tables in UK On-Premise Survey

Press Release – Mission Estate Winery

According to new research conducted by Wine Business Solution, New Zealands oldest winery, Mission Estate, is the most successful New Zealand brand in the UK for on premise listings in 2014. Read more »

Know your limit and drive safe – Online calculator launched

Press Release – Ora Safety

A free calculator to help people figure out whether they are under the new lower legal limit for drink driving was released yesterday by Ora Safety . Read more »

Snap survey – pressure of alcohol on emergency departments

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

The sound of heart rate monitors hum rhythmically oblivious to the traumas they observe. Read more »

Alcohol advertising bans need stronger evidence

Press Release – The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (18 December 2014): The New Zealand Initiatives Head of Research, Dr Eric Crampton, today urged Cabinet to look to the evidence before banning alcohol advertising and sponsorship. The Ministerial Forum on Advertising and Sponsorship … Read more »

Ambivilence about alcohol marketing recommendations

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

Ministers Adams and Dunn issued a media release yesterday nearly two months after receiving a final report from their Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, and four years following an original announcement to review alcohol … Read more »

Alcohol forum recommendations: a step in the right direction

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

The Forum has stated clearly that that it accepts alcohol marketing plays a role in heavy alcohol consumption and subsequent harm, and that young people need to be protected from it by regulation. Read more »

Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch commends the members of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship for listening to the evidence put forward by experts and community groups on the impact of alcohol advertising on drinking behaviour. Read more »

Ban on Alcohol Advertising Could Cost Taxpayer

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to yesterday’s release of the report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, Jordan Williams, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Ban On Alcohol Advertising Just One Step

Press Release – Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a proposed ban on alcohol advertising at sports events as recommended by a ministerial forum is an important move, but will not solve the binge drinking and alcohol abuse issue on its own. Read more »

New campaign debunks stupid drink-driving myths

Press Release – Auckland Transport

This is just one of the alarming myths thats come out of a recent Auckland Transport survey that sought to understand how people make decisions around drinking and driving. Read more »

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