Kemble rekindles back into winemaking with latest drops

Press Release – John Kemble

After a brief hiatus, celebrated wine maker John Kemble has returned to his first love by launching Big Bunch – a vibrant range of Hawkes Bay varietals. Read more »

Wine and Spirit geographical registration coming

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 31 March 2015 Media Statement Wine and Spirit geographical registration coming Read more »

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of todays report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority following the death of 20 year old Sentry Taitoko while in Police custody in February 2014, and say recommendations following the tragedy … Read more »

Council seeks submissions on Alcohol Control Bylaw

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

There are some small changes being proposed in the bylaw, such as changing the term liquor to alcohol, removing a redundant clause enabling event exemptions to be granted, and updating the enforcement provisions. The liquor ban area is unchanged, … Read more »

Council set to ensure Auckland remains a Vibrant City

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

The Auckland Council LAP (Local Alcohol Policy) Hearings Panel recently completed deliberations delivering their recommendations to full Council ready for a vote on 13 May. The Panel made some solid and pragmatic decisions to ensure the whole Auckland … Read more »

McCashin’s Brewery Wins Supreme Cider Award in Ireland

Press Release – McCashins

A sugar-free berry cider produced by McCashins Brewery in Stoke, Nelson, has claimed the Supreme Cider Award in a country thats been making cider for over 2000 years. Read more »

Council agrees to revise alcohol policy

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors agreed at yesterdays Community, Sport and Recreation Committee meeting not to appeal the recent decision of the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority where aspects of Councils provisional Local Alcohol Policy … Read more »

LK Open a New Store in the Heart of Queenstown

Press Release – Liquor King

LK has celebrated its 40th store, that is with a record-breaking site in the heart of Queenstown. Drawing locals and visitors alike, the smart new setting signals yet another success story for this retailer on the move. Read more »

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by being a good mate

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police staff patrolling in Christchurch City this morning and over lunchtime reported there was a happy family atmosphere in the city with a few people enjoying an Irish themed breakfast and entertainment at licensed premises. Read more »

Moa sees full-year loss similar to 2014’s $5.8 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Moa sees full-year loss similar to 2014’s $5.8 mln, recovery in 2016 Read more »

Sweet success for Brancott Estate at the Easter Show

Press Release – Brancott Estate

16 March 2015 Sweet success for Brancott Estate at the Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 Brancott Estate Letter Series B Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was awarded the Trophy for Champion Sweet Wine at the Easter Show Wine Awards dinner on Saturday … Read more »

Southern DHB Part of South Island Alcohol Project

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is part of an important new project designed to support a long term reduction in the harm alcohol causes to young people living in the South Island. Read more »

South Island wide project to reduce youth alcohol harm

Press Release – South Island Alliance

Canterbury DHB part of South Island wide project to reduce youth alcohol harm 16 March 2015 Read more »

RESEND: Lion NZ full-year net profit falls 20%

Article – BusinessDesk

RESEND: Lion NZ full-year net profit falls 20% as drinkers seek quality over quantity Read more »

Lion NZ full-year profit falls 6.3%

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ) Ltd , which has 46 percent of the New Zealand market and is owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings, is making less money in the domestic market as alcohol drinkers opt for quality over quantity. Read more »

Introducing Christchurch’s newest bastion of BBQ and booze

Press Release – Bootleg BBQ Company

MEDIA RELEASE Theres a new mob in town introducing Christchurchs newest bastion of BBQ and booze An American revolution is coming to Christchurch in the form of Southern-style barbecued ribs, chicken wings and craft beer. The Bootleg … Read more »

Busting the Myths behind Student Drinking

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB

Community Action on Youth Alcohol and Drugs (CAYAD) are letting students know that most young people do not drink as much as they might expect, with a new alcohol campaign What About You? . The truth is a lot of students drink responsibly, and … Read more »

DB forecasts cider sales to double in the next five years

Article – BusinessDesk

March 12 (BusinessDesk) – DB Breweries chief executive Andy Routley is forecasting cider sales in New Zealand to double in the next five years to about 12 percent the size of the beer market. Read more »

Craft beer popularity drives extra taps at 16 TUN

Press Release – Pead PR

Beer taps are a bit like t-shirts; you really cant have enough of them. Read more »

Queenstown Alcohol Accord Formed

Press Release – Queenstown Alcohol Accord

The Queenstown Alcohol Accord (QAA) was created on 19 December 2014, comprising of 31 Queenstown bars Read more »

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