Police disappointed by number of people caught drink-driving

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are disappointed by the number of people who were found to be driving over the limit, following a drink-drive operation on the North Shore over the weekend. Read more »

Alcohol Bans on Manurewa playgrounds must be retained

Press Release – Manurewa Local Board

Alcohol Bans on Manurewa playgrounds must be retained The Manurewa Local Board is calling for its residents to help collect much needed evidence to retain alcohol bans on Manurewa playgrounds which are due to lapse on the 31st of October. Liquor … Read more »

Injury Prevention Aotearoa welcomes alcohol harm debate

Press Release – Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand

Injury Prevention Aotearoa welcomes the debate around reducing alcohol-related harm, sparked by clinical toxicologist and ED specialist Dr Paul Quigleys statement about the relative safety of pure ecstasy (MDMA) over alcohol. Read more »

Community and DHB lose Appeal against another Bottle Store

Press Release – Northland DHB

The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) has dismissed the appeal by Northland DHB and the Onerahi community against the district licensing committees decision to grant a new off-licence for a bottle store in Onerahi. This means there … Read more »

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Key decisions from todays Council meeting Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions: Funding to assist homeless The Council agreed to allocate up to $130,000 from its Housing Fund towards reducing homelessness in … Read more »

Berlin White launches at 16 TUN

Press Release – Pead PR

8 May 15 Berlin White launches at 16 TUN Hippy Berliner may sound like a contradiction in terms given the legacy of the words – but those who know 8 Wired brewer Soren Eriksen will hardly be surprised. Renowned for his can-do attitude and creative beer … Read more »

Listed craft brewer Moa trims losses while ramping up sales

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the listed boutique beer maker, has cut its annual loss by 5 percent and boosted sales by nearly a third in its latest financial results. Read more »

Elephant Hill scoops major international wine award

Press Release – Elephant Hill Winery

Corks are popping as Elephant Hill celebrates its 2013 Merlot Malbec winning one of the highest accolades in international wine competitions – the Trophy for Best New Zealand Red Wine at the 2015 International Wine Challenge in London. Read more »

Workshops an Important Part of Reducing Alcohol Related Harm

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Anyone working with alcohol wanting to refresh or upskill their understanding of the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act is being invited to one of two special workshops. The free training workshops which are being presented by the Health Promotion Agency … Read more »

The irrefutable success of Vidal Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonna

Press Release – Vidal Estate

Quality, concentration and excellent balance are only a few words to describe the Vidal Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012 which has picked up another accolade to add to its growing history book of awards. This incredible wine picked up the Hawkes … Read more »

New Zealand Breweries Toast International Success

Press Release – The Brewers Guild

New Zealand breweries big and small have shown their class on the world stage, collecting six major awards at the prestigious Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne on Thursday night. Read more »

Scutts found guilty of fraud after accepting kickbacks

Article – BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – Peter Scutts, the former head of New Zealand Wine Co, was found guilty of 17 fraud charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office in the Auckland High Court today. Read more »

GPs welcome practical steps to reduce alcohol harm

Press Release – The Royal New Zealand College of GPs

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) welcomes todays release of the New Zealand Medical Associations 10-step plan for reducing alcohol harm. Read more »

MPs Should Respect Medical Profession On Drinking Age

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians should not be turning a blind eye to calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the Prime Ministers chief … Read more »

Public health doctors call for change to alcohol policies

Press Release – College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) hopes the government will respond to New Zealanders concerns about the social impact of alcohol abuse. President, Dr Caroline McElnay, says stories appear almost daily in the media highlighting both … Read more »

NZMA releases briefing on reducing alcohol-related harm

Press Release – NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association has released a policy briefing Reducing Alcohol-related Harm that recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to reducing the harm caused by drinking alcohol. Read more »

NZMA releases briefing on reducing alcohol-related harm

Press Release – NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association has released a policy briefing Reducing Alcohol-related Harm that recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to reducing the harm caused by drinking alcohol. Read more »

Alcohol policy for Auckland takes next step

Press Release – Auckland Council

13 May 2015 Alcohol policy for Auckland takes next step A policy to manage the sale and supply of alcohol in Auckland took another step today with Auckland Council adopting its provisional local alcohol policy (LAP). The Regional Strategy and Policy Committee … Read more »

‘Back to the future’ ropes set to go back up

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Aucklanders will soon no longer be able to buy their bottle of wine or box of beer from their local supermarket before 9am or after9pm following the Provisional Auckland Council Local Alcohol Policy being passed at the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee … Read more »

Dunedin North Issues – Joint Statement – 11 May 2015

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin North, home to the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic, is New Zealands only residential campus. It is an older suburb with significant history and contrasting building quality. Contemporary high quality student accommodation sits among adapted … Read more »

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