Beer The Beautiful Truth campaign is not misleading

Press Release – Brewers Association

24 April 2018: The Brewers Association of New Zealand welcomes todays decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that its Beer The Beautiful Truth campaign, which highlights the addition of nutrition information panels to product … Read more »

Study confirms drinking moderately responsibly the way to go

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

An industry group formed to give a reasonable perspective in the public discussion around alcohol has given its verdict on a recent study into the impacts of over-consumption of alcohol. Read more »

Home-brewers’ Conference competition winner gets US trip

Press Release – Home-Brewers’ Conference

Nelson, New Zealand, April 2018 Nelson home-brewer Colin Smith has won the biggest home-brewing prize ever offered in New Zealand – the dream prize of a lifetime with a free trip to the biggest home-brewing festival in the world. Read more »

Bill to improve liquor licence laws for restaurants

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Hutt South MP Chris Bishop has lodged a Members Bill to allow restaurants that hold on-licences to sell alcohol, to also hold off-licences under the same roof. Read more »

Yealands Voted Favourite New Zealand Wine Brand

Press Release – Yealands

The people of New Zealand have spoken and Yealands Family Wines (Yealands) has been voted Favourite New Zealand Wine Brand in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017: Peoples Choice Award. This was the inaugural Peoples Choice Award, run by New Zealand … Read more »

Opposition to Fifth Bottle Store in Takanini Wins

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is pleased with a community win from its opposition to a new off-licence application in South Auckland. Read more »

Community ‘success’ in preventing a 5th off-licence opening

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Hpai Te Hauora and Alcohol Healthwatch are applauding the decision by a bottle store applicant in Takanini, South Auckland, not to proceed with their application to open a new bottle store in the neighbourhood. Had the bottle store gone ahead … Read more »

Anheuser-Busch InBev Launches 2025 Sustainability Goals

Press Release – AB InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev Launches 2025 Sustainability Goals And 100+ Accelerator to Advance Local Innovations for Pressing Global Challenges Read more »

Ale in a day’s work: judges search for best beer and cider

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

Ale in a days work judges search for best beers and ciders among record number of entries Finding the best beers and ciders among almost 600 entries is no easy job, but a group of expert judges are stepping forward to put their palates to this … Read more »

Labour Must Refer Youth Wing Incident to Police

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has challenged the Labour Party to refer allegations that minors were drinking alcohol at a Young Labour camp to Police. Read more »

New chair to lead New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

Mark Gilbert has been appointed as independent chair to the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) Ltd. Read more »

CPTPP signing a boost for all New Zealanders

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile today for the contribution it will make to a strong New Zealand economy, says Philip Gregan, Chief Executive … Read more »

STAAH and ARMA Ink Professional Training Partnership

Press Release – STAAH

The alliance will give industry professionals and aspiring candidates an opportunity to train or upskill in the critical discipline of revenue management, with the first unit accessible for free. Read more »

Available Alcohol Trend Continues to Slide Annually

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

Just released figures from Statistics New Zealand show that the amount of alcohol available per person is the third lowest in the last 17 years and 8.5 percent below the recent peak in 2010. The figures to the year ended December 2017 show that, … Read more »

Heaviest drinking quarter since new liquor laws implemented

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

New figures show that more alcohol was available for consumption per person in the October-December quarter of 2017 than in any other quarter in the five years since the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act came into effect. Read more »

High-strength beers up in 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders had more high-strength beer available to consume in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The volume of highest-strength beer (above 5 percent alcohol content) rose 34 percent in 2017. Read more »

Social supply to underage drinkers still too high

Press Release – Massey University

New research from Massey Universitys SHORE and Whriki Research Centre shows social supply of alcohol to friends under 18 has reduced following a law change (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012), but the quantities of alcohol supplied are still … Read more »

Tauranga craft brewers hail rise in ‘hottest beers’ stakes

Press Release – Funk Estate Brewery

Partners in the Tauranga-based Funk Estate craft beer brewery are elated at their climb in the hottest beers popularity stakes. Read more »

Renaissance Brewing sold for $620k, leaving shortfall

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Renaissance Brewing’s creditors face a $611,000 shortfall after the craft beer maker was sold for $620,000 following a slump in sales and an “ill-fated” distribution agreement that pushed it into administration. Read more »

Calling Coromandel exhibitors for Auckland Food Show 2018

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

If you’ve got your own local, homegrown artisan food or beverage products and want the opportunity to promote your wares to more than 30,000 people – we want to hear from you. Read more »

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