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Call to action: Hospo needs you!

2021-09-23T12:08:41+12:00

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+12:00

Alcohol industry commits to influencer standards

2021-09-20T09:27:49+12:00

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+12:00

Keeping safe and social during lockdown

2021-08-20T18:07:56+12:00

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+12:00

Alcohol education helps change drinking behaviours in young people

2021-07-05T12:00:54+12:00

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+12:00

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

2021-06-04T10:15:39+12:00

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+12:00

New Zealanders follow global trend of drinking less alcohol

2021-05-19T13:04:56+12:00

18 May 2021 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says declining alcohol consumption in New Zealand is a trend seen globally, even with an ongoing pandemic. The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), of which NZABC is a member, found new data from over 100 countries shows consumers worldwide bought 15.8 billion fewer litres [...]

New Zealanders follow global trend of drinking less alcohol2021-05-19T13:04:56+12:00

Most Kiwi drinkers drinking at or below alcohol guidelines

2021-04-30T17:16:22+12:00

30 April 2021 Just released Government research shows most New Zealanders drink at or below the recommended weekly limit of the Ministry of Health’s Low-risk Alcohol Drinking Advice. The research from the Health Promotion Agency says just over 80% of drinkers are staying at or below the recommended 10 standard drinks a week for [...]

Most Kiwi drinkers drinking at or below alcohol guidelines2021-04-30T17:16:22+12:00

Kiwis want bigger fines for drunk and disorderly behaviour

2021-05-02T11:25:57+12:00

28 April 2021 Kiwis want bigger fines for drunk and disorderly behaviour Almost three-quarters (74%) of New Zealanders support tougher penalties for drunk and disorderly behaviour according to industry research. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds (65%) support on-the-spot fines minor alcohol-related offences, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC).  “Kiwis have indicated a low-tolerance for anti-social [...]

Kiwis want bigger fines for drunk and disorderly behaviour2021-05-02T11:25:57+12:00

Alcohol industry supports Government’s targeted approach to healthcare reform

2021-04-21T16:16:51+12:00

21 April 2021 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) supports the Government’s targeted approach to primary and community healthcare announced today by the Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little, in response to the Health and Disability System Review. “The majority (81.5%) of New Zealanders drink moderately and responsibly. But we know that one in [...]

Alcohol industry supports Government’s targeted approach to healthcare reform2021-04-21T16:16:51+12:00

NZABC supports ARLA decision to not renew liquor licence

2021-04-16T12:54:03+12:00

16 April 2021 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) supports the recent decision of the Alcohol Regulatory & Licensing Authority Te Mana Waiture Take Waipiro (ARLA) to refuse the renewal of an off-licence for Two Brothers Wholesale Limited operating in Tokoroa.  “The alcohol industry stands firmly against the exploitation of workers in any industry. [...]

NZABC supports ARLA decision to not renew liquor licence2021-04-16T12:54:03+12:00