Licences Suspended For Two Hastings Bars

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority has ordered the suspension of two Hastings alcohol licences, following failed purchase operations which saw alcohol sold to minors. Read more »

Mahana Estates takes a stand against ‘paid for’ reviews

Press Release – Mahana Winery

Mahana Estates and its winemaker Michael Glover are taking a stand against the practise of paid for reviews in the interest of transparency for wine consumers. Read more »

Yealands Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Press Release – Yealands

Yealands Estate Winery (Yealands) has just been recognised with a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past … Read more »

34 YO male arrested in relation to an aggravated robbery

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Shortly before 10am this morning two males entered the Big Barrel liquor store at Stortford Lodge in Hastings. Read more »

Overcrowding forces DDLC to suspend liquor license

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 26 May 2016) The Dunedin District Licensing Committee (DDLC) has suspended the liquor license of a central Dunedin bar for overcrowding. Read more »

Spirits NZ Welcomes Changes to Customs and Excise Act

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

Spirits NZ has welcomed governments announcement today that it will streamline the excise payment system for alcohol manufacturers as part of its review of the Customs and Excise Act. Read more »

Excise amendments a big step forward for New Zealand brewers

Press Release – The Brewers Guild

The proposed update of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 to widen the scope for breweries requiring off-site storage is an important step forward for the growing sector, says the Brewers Guild of New Zealand. Read more »

Alcohol matters

Press Release – Jacqui Dean

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill Read more »

Northland Food and Wine businesses impress

Press Release – Northland Inc

The Northland Food and Wine group have impressed some of the best foodies in the media business at the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers (NZGFW) annual market day held recently in Auckland. Read more »

Hutt City Council to consider Local Alcohol Policy

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council will consider introducing a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) when it meets on 24 May. If it is accepted the LAP will set the trading hours of on- and off-licenses across Lower Hutt. Read more »

Low-alcohol sales Bill passes first reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to make minor technical changes to New Zealands alcohol legislation has passed its first reading in Parliament with unanimous support. Since the passing of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act in 2012, were already seeing fewer alcohol … Read more »

Global Study Confirms Benefit of Moderate Drinking

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

A just released global study has found the benefit of moderate drinking on a healthy heart is much stronger than previously thought. The study, published in the British medical journal BMC Public Health yesterday, has found that the number of cardiovascular … Read more »

Meat the Neighbours

Press Release – Moa Brewing

A true testament to fire, food (meat) and beer, Miss Moonshines and Moa Brewing Co. bring you their inaugural Meat the Neighbours evening. Read more »

Goats Jumping From Strength to Strength

Press Release – Jumping Goat

Boutique Auckland brand Jumping Goat has been capitalising on the boom of craft liquor over the last 2 years, and the horizon looks to be even brighter with the investment of a large Australian liquor distributor in recent months. Read more »

Kiwi breweries up for low alcohol beer challenge

Press Release – The Brewers Guild

A growing thirst for low strength and low alcohol beer is posing an interesting challenge for New Zealands brewing sector. Brewers Guild of New Zealand president Emma McCashin said demand for these types of beers was increasing as consumers wanted … Read more »

Police operation on sale of alcohol to minors disappoints

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are disappointed by the illegal sale of alcohol to minors in an operation in Auckland City District last night. Read more »

Global demand for New Zealand wine tipped to grow in 2016

Press Release – Rabobank

Global demand for New Zealand wine tipped to grow in 2016 with larger producers set to take advantage Read more »

New World Beer & Cider Awards winners start selling out

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

Shoppers have been quick to snap up brews that won top honours in the New World Beer & Cider Awards, with three Gold Medal winners now close to selling out. Read more »

Marlborough signs MOU with Ningxia District of China

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor and the leader of a delegation from Chinas Ningxia District today signed a memorandum of understanding which paves the way for a relationship between the largest wine growing regions of each country. Read more »

Sprig & Fern Announces Limited Release

Press Release – Sprig and Fern Brewery

The Sprig & Fern Brewery has announced a special limited release of its highly coveted Harvest Pilsner , which is touted as New Zealands highest awarded pilsner, after claiming four consecutive gold medals at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand … Read more »

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