ASA Also Finds Craig ‘Manipulative’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been officially caught out manipulating and misleading the voter with incorrect information, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

DB strives to treat customers like Kings

Press Release – Hospitality Association of New Zealand

In 2013 DB Breweries made 10 commitments to its hospitality customers. And today they fronted an industry audience on just how theyve gone about delivering on these. Read more »

Central Otago Wine Industry no longer a “One Trick Pony”

Press Release – Cellarwise

As we have come to expect, Central Otago wines dominated the medals for pinot noir at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show, taking out 10 of the 15 Gold Medals awarded. But what is more interesting about the results of this show is that Central … Read more »

Summerhouse Monarch Sauvignon Blanc stands the test of time

Press Release – Summerhouse

The 2012 Summerhouse Monarch Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc stands the test of time by winning a GOLD medal at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show. Read more »

VnC Cocktails founder Shane McKillen quits Veritas board

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Shane McKillen, founder of failed pre-mixed drinks company VnC Cocktails, has resigned from the board of Veritas Investments, the listed food and grocery investor, to focus on other business commitments. Read more »

Australian winery shows class at NZ International Wine Show

Press Release – Taylors Wines

Taylors Wines is celebrating after collecting 14 medals including seven Gold Medals at the New Zealand International Wine Show. In its tenth year, the New Zealand International Wine Show has built a reputation with trade and wine drinkers who await the results … Read more »

Rapaura Springs goes GOLD again. Premium sales soar.

Press Release – Rapaura Springs

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 backs up the 2013 award with a GOLD medal at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show. This result comes after a fantastic year of awards and strong demand for the Reserve, our premium wine. Read more »

Two chardonnays, two golds, competition on for winemakers

Press Release – Clearview Winery

Two 2013 chardonnays from Clearview Estate Winery each took out a gold medal at this years New Zealand International Wine Show announced today (Monday 15 September) setting in place a friendly rivalry between the two winemakers responsible. Read more »

te Pa picks up case of awards

Press Release – Te Pa

Following a golden reception in the United Kingdom market, and a successful trip to the Asia region in August, te P Wines has scooped up a case of awards at the prestigious China Wine & Spirits Awards in Hong Kong. Read more »

Conservative’ policy-on-the-hoof has reached full gallop

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Conservative Party has a tax policy with no tax rate. Christine Rankin announced to a crowd of over 100 that she would pay for a $20,000 tax free threshold by raising $4 billion by taxing alcohol.” said ACT leader Jamie Whyte Read more »

Beer barons cry poor as sales slacken in three-way market

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Financial results from the three brewers that control 90 percent of New Zealand’s beer market show continued erosion in demand and margins for mainstream beers, even as the retail value of sales rises. Read more »

Conservatives Secret Tax Agenda Revealed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Conservatives Epsom candidate Christine Rankin today revealed a secret tax plan to radically increase excise tax on alcohol in order to fund their $20,000 income tax-free threshold while at the Epsom Candidates debate held Wednesday night at Kings … Read more »

VnC Cocktails, makers of Disick drink, in final death throes

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shake and pour cocktails company VnC Cocktails has gone into liquidation after failed attempts to sell it. Read more »

Public health experts call for an inquiry on conflicts

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A group of 33 senior population health researchers and practitioners have made public a letter they sent to the Prime Minister last week calling for an investigation into the apparent serious conflicts of interest on the Board of the Health Promotion Agency. Read more »

Voters Still Think MP’s Wrong on Drinking Age

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that the Vote Compass survey showing that two out of three New Zealanders think the drinking age should be raised is confirmation of earlier research which showed that the politicians got it wrong on the drinking age. A nationwide … Read more »

Auckland alcohol snapshot no surprise

Press Release – Otara Gambling and Alcohol Action Group

The Otara Gambling and Alcohol Action Group (OGAAG) is not surprised by results revealed in the Snapshot of alcohol-related harm in Auckland released today. Read more »

Takapuna residents unsurprised by alcohol harm levels

Press Release – Takapuna Central Residents Group

Takapuna Central Residents Group which represents 1500 plus residents living within central Takapuna is not surprised that Aucklanders experience more harm from alcohol than the country as a whole. Group spokesperson Steve Schroder says that those living … Read more »

Aucklanders more at risk of alcohol-related harms

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A Snapshot of alcohol-related harm in Auckland reveals that Aucklanders are more likely than other New Zealanders to drink heavily, have alcohol-related crashes and be hospitalised with alcohol-related problems. Read more »

Yeastie Boys win big in Hong Kong

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

New Zealand brewing company Yeastie Boys pulled off another big win in Asia, when their porter Pot Kettle Black beat more than 400 beers from around the world to be crowned Champion Beer at yesterdays Hong Kong International Beer Awards. Read more »

More action needed on alcohol law reform, says NZMA

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

An editorial in todays [29 August] New Zealand Medical Journal drives home the message that New Zealand has too many risky drinkers, and too little alcohol law reform, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). Read more »

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