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 »

Alcohol advertising and sponsorship bans an extreme position

Press Release – Association of NZ Advertisers

Calls by the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising & Sponsorship (MFAAS) to ban sponsorship by alcohol brands and further limit advertising are an extreme position which have discounted significant global evidence to the contrary, said Lindsay … Read more »

Alcohol forum report released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. Read more »

Canterbury Police disappointed at drink driving levels

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Canterbury Police were disappointed at the number of people who failed the compulsory breath test over the weekend, two weeks after the new lower alcohol limits were introduced. Read more »

Nelson drink driving results disappointing

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Nelson Bays Police are stepping up their efforts to curb drink driving after a disappointing week on the region’s roads. Road Policing Manager Inspector Jenni Richardson said an operation by road policing staff over the weekend caught 10 drivers over the limit. Read more »

Encouraging early response to lowered alcohol limits

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are encouraged that in the first 10 days of new reduced alcohol limits for drivers coming into effect, early provisional data shows low numbers of infringements have been issued. Read more »

Yeastie Boys to equity crowdfund with PledgeMe

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Internationally renowned brewers Yeastie Boys is set to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe early next year. PledgeMe is proud to announce Yeastie Boys, one of New Zealands iconic craft beer brands, is going out to its crowd … Read more »

Yeastie Boys set to sell a piece of their pie

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Visionary New Zealand brewers the Yeastie Boys today announced a highly anticipated sale of shares in their business. From January 28th, friends and fans of Yeastie Boys deliciously irreverent ales will be able to buy a piece of the world famous … Read more »

Yealands Wine hires UBS for capital raising advice

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Yealands Wine Group, New Zealand’s sixth-largest wine exporter, has hired investment bank UBS to advise on capital-raising options, including an initial public offering to expand its vineyard assets and grape supply. Read more »

A Safe Sleep reminder to parents of infants – Stay sober

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Enjoy the Christmas cheer but ensure babies and young children have a designated sober caregiver – is the Ministry of Health message for Safe Sleep Day (Friday 5th December 2014). Read more »

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