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2022 beverage trends: summer options, supporting local and bold flavours to ‘sip and savour’

2022-01-14T13:00:35+13:00

14 January 2022 Our summer continues to embrace the prettiness of pink and vibrant seasonal flavours as Kiwis imbibe their rosé, gin, beer and cider, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). “This summer has been dominated not only by traditional favourites but by hints of rose, summer berry, watermelon and pomegranate as well [...]

2022 beverage trends: summer options, supporting local and bold flavours to ‘sip and savour’2022-01-14T13:00:35+13:00

Tips for safe and social New Year’s celebrations

2021-12-30T14:20:57+13:00

30 December 2021 New Year’s celebrations should be a fun, social time with family and friends – whether you're enjoying beer and bangers at a BBQ, wine and wiener schnitzel at your local restaurant, cocktails and canapés at a city bar, or an alcohol-free bubbles and fish and chips picnic at the beach. The [...]

Tips for safe and social New Year’s celebrations2021-12-30T14:20:57+13:00

Survey shows fewer Kiwis drinking alcohol and harmful drinking declines as ‘old dogs’ learn new tricks

2021-12-01T15:16:30+13:00

1 December 2021 Data in the newly released New Zealand Health Survey 2020/21 shows the number of New Zealanders who consumed alcohol in the past year has declined by 3.1% and is at its lowest in 10 years, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). In 2020/21, 78.5% of Kiwis chose to drink alcohol [...]

Survey shows fewer Kiwis drinking alcohol and harmful drinking declines as ‘old dogs’ learn new tricks2021-12-01T15:16:30+13:00

Social acceptance of No/Low drinks sees boom in zero-alcohol beers

2021-11-12T09:21:02+13:00

12 November 2021 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says a turning point in Kiwi’s attitudes toward balance and moderation has seen no- and low-alcohol drinks become more socially acceptable, as evidenced by the recent boom in zero-alcohol beers sales. A 322% increase in zero-alcohol beer was seen in the span of a year [...]

Social acceptance of No/Low drinks sees boom in zero-alcohol beers2021-11-12T09:21:02+13:00

Putting alcohol signage and advertising into perspective

2021-10-21T16:26:21+13:00

Thursday 21 October 2021  Calls to ban all alcohol signage and advertising on council-controlled land across Tāmaki Makaurau ignores Auckland Council’s own advice that rejected the proposal. “We already know that alcohol signage does not increase harmful drinking and a Council report agrees with us stating ‘evidence that advertising outside off-licenced outlets contributes to [...]

Putting alcohol signage and advertising into perspective2021-10-21T16:26:21+13:00

Call to action: Hospo needs you!

2021-09-23T12:08:41+13:00

Thursday 23 September 2021  No matter if you’re in Alert Level 3 or 2 – NZ’s hospitality sector needs you! “For Kiwis fortunate to be in Level 2, it’s time to mask up and get out to your local and spend some of your hard-earned cash supporting your favourite hospo spot. If you’re in [...]

Call to action: Hospo needs you!2021-09-23T12:08:41+13:00

Alcohol industry commits to influencer standards

2021-09-20T09:27:49+13:00

Friday 17 September 2021  The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) supports moves by global industry partners to put in place safeguards for the use of social influencers. The Influencer Pledge, announced by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) this week, is part of a global programme for ensuring transparency, the use of responsible [...]

Alcohol industry commits to influencer standards2021-09-20T09:27:49+13:00

Keeping safe and social during lockdown

2021-08-20T18:07:56+13:00

Friday 20 August 2021  Sip and savour and ‘go no, low or slow’ in lockdown, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). “It’s always okay to choose no alcohol, choose a drink that is low-alcohol, or simply sip and savour your drink slowly,” says Bridget MacDonald, NZABC’s Executive Director. “Despite the pressures of COVID-19, [...]

Keeping safe and social during lockdown2021-08-20T18:07:56+13:00

Alcohol education helps change drinking behaviours in young people

2021-07-05T12:00:54+13:00

Monday 5 July 2021 A recent review of 70 studies on alcohol education programmes targeted toward young people (15-24 years) has shown they can positively change alcohol-related behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge. [i] Key attributes of high-quality programmes include culturally and context-sensitive content, information about peer behaviours and social norms, taking an interactive approach, providing [...]

Alcohol education helps change drinking behaviours in young people2021-07-05T12:00:54+13:00

Consumers want sports sponsorship to continue – The AM Show poll reveals

2021-06-04T10:15:39+13:00

Thursday 3 June 2021 Consumers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of alcohol companies continuing to support sports teams. A poll undertaken by The AM Show on TV3 yesterday shows nearly three-quarters (72%) of New Zealanders answered a firm ‘no’ to the Question of the Day -  ‘Should alcohol companies be banned from sponsoring sports [...]

Consumers want sports sponsorship to continue – The AM Show poll reveals2021-06-04T10:15:39+13:00