Foodstuffs agrees to buy 21 stores from Asahi’s The Mill

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Foodstuffs (NZ) part of the cooperative group that makes up New Zealand’s biggest supermarket operator, has agreed to buy 21 stores from Asahi Group’s Mill Retail Holdings, with plans to rebrand them as part of its franchised … Read more »

Beer from Melbourne’s La Sirène Brewery in NZ

Press Release – Beer Without Boarders

The 2015 Pacific Beer Expo will host the launch in New Zealand of beer from the Melbourne brewery La Sirne. Read more »

NZ’s Largest Private Sector Union Launches – 10am 7th Oct.

Press Release – EPMU

7 October is an historic day for the union movement as the largest private sector union in New Zealand is launched. Formed from the merger of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and Service and Food Workers Union, the new union will … Read more »

Local alcohol policy back for discussion

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Councils Strategy and Policy Committee will meet at 1pm to consider options for the policy which regulates the sale and supply of alcohol in the city. Read more »

Double Win for Spy Valley Wines

Press Release – Spy Valley Wines

Marlboroughs Spy Valley Wines is delighted to announce that their 2014 Gewurztraminer and 2014 Noble Riesling have both been awarded trophies at the New Zealand International Wine Show. Trophies were presented on Saturday night, 26th September at the awards … Read more »

Record year for NZ wine at International Competition

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

Record year for New Zealand wine at the International Wine and Spirits Competition New Zealand wines have notched up a record number of top awards at the prestigious UK-based International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). New Zealand beat entrants … Read more »

2014 Waipara Hills Waipara Riesling wins two Golds

Press Release – Accolade Wines

The 2014 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling has been awarded Gold at The New Zealand International Wine Show and the New World Wine Awards. Read more »

Daniel Le Brun Scores Hat-Trick at NZ’s Biggest Wine Show

Press Release – Daniel Le Brun

The New Zealand premium sparkling brand, Daniel Le Brun, scooped three gold medals at the recently held 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show. Read more »

Free Press 21/9/15

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New Zealanders Watch Rugby at Pub World Keeps Turning The first few games have been watched in pubs across the country. It turns out New Zealanders are not a nation of irresponsible orangutans after all. Were thoroughly decent people who know … Read more »

Playing politics to pick New Zealand’s beer capital

Press Release – Brewers Guild of NZ

Given its the city where our nations important political decisions are made often over a beer, it makes sense that many people might also consider Wellington the countrys beer capital. Read more »

Wilfred Wong joins the judging team for wine show

Press Release – Marlborough Wine Show

Entries for the 2015 Marlborough Wine Show close this Friday 18 September and judging takes place on 6 and 7 October. Read more »

Renaissance Brewing Turns 10

Press Release – Renaissance Brewing

Crowdfunded craft brewery, Renaissance Brewing, celebrated its 10th birthday last week with continuing growth in its export markets. The award winning company, who brews in the gourmet province of Marlborough, New Zealand received orders in the … Read more »

Special rules for bars & clubs

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

With the start of the Rugby World Cup next week any bars or clubs wanting to open for live games are being urged to ensure they fully understand the rules. Read more »

Marae innovator named Maori Public Health Champion for 2015

Press Release – Public Health Association

Manager of Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae in Mangere, Auckland Valerie Teraitua was named Maori Public Health Champion, Tu Rangatira mo te Ora for 2015, at the Public Health Associations Annual Conference in Dunedin tonight. The annual award recognises … Read more »

RWC alcohol trading: what licensed premises need to know

Press Release – Ministry of Justice

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2015 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Act 2015 , eligible premises with on-licences and club licences can open to show live games that fall outside their usual licensed hours. Read more »

QLDC Working with Licensees on RWC Events

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

QLDCs regulatory staff are working with bars, hotels and clubs wanting to open outside normal hours during Rugby World Cup matches, to help them comply with the special provisions the Government has put in place for the tournament. Read more »

Something is brewing with Donovans Chocolate!

Press Release – Goode PR

Chocolate and beer lovers can now enjoy a match made in heaven with the announcement of a chocolate infused original brew – Good George Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter. Read more »

Winegrowers launch consumer education programme in China

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

The New Zealand Wine Intermediate Certificate was launched in Shanghai last week, giving Chinese wine consumers the chance to learn about New Zealands diverse wine styles. Read more »

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day – Wed Sep 9

Press Release – Northland DHB

This Wednesday is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, created to increase our recognition of the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy. There is no known type, or amount, of alcohol that is safe to drink at any time during … Read more »

Record award entries for NZ’s booming brewing industry

Press Release – The Brewers Guild

Record award entries for New Zealands booming brewing industry A record number of New Zealand breweries are vying to be crowned champion at New Zealands prestigious beer awards on September 19 at the 2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards. Now … Read more »

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