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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

Sponsorship – promoting brands not heavy drinking

2021-03-10T16:36:24+12:00

10 March 2021 In the March edition of The ShoutNZ, NZABC's Executive Director Bridget MacDonald discusses the recent announcement of the continued commitment of Speights sponsoring the Highlanders Super Rugby team drawing outrage from Alcohol Healthwatch, a government-funded anti-alcohol lobby group. Lion’s Speights brand has been supporting the team for 25 years. Sponsorship is [...]

Sponsorship – promoting brands not heavy drinking2021-03-10T16:36:24+12:00

No increase in alcohol consumption during COVID-19 times

2021-03-04T14:24:15+12:00

3 March 2021 Just released figures from Statistics NZ show New Zealanders are not drinking more during COVID-19 times. The alcohol available for consumption has remained relatively static with a slight decrease on the same period last year. There were 8.719 litres of alcohol available per head of population (15 years and older) in [...]

No increase in alcohol consumption during COVID-19 times2021-03-04T14:24:15+12:00

NZ research shows our drinking following global trends

2021-01-28T11:30:20+12:00

28 January 2021 A recent study shows Kiwis are embracing global trends supporting responsible drinking behaviours and attitudes. “The industry research found 40% of Kiwis now drink low-alcohol beverages,” says NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) Executive Director, Bridget MacDonald. “Twenty-two per cent of people who said they drink low alcohol beverages said the reason [...]

NZ research shows our drinking following global trends2021-01-28T11:30:20+12:00

Kiwis’ (mis)perceptions of alcohol attitudes and behaviours

2021-01-15T11:45:43+12:00

14 January 2021 New research by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) shows perception is not reality when it comes to what Kiwis think about the way we drink. “Although 58% (up 19% from last year) of those surveyed agreed the majority of New Zealanders drink moderately and responsibly, close to a third (29%) [...]

Kiwis’ (mis)perceptions of alcohol attitudes and behaviours2021-01-15T11:45:43+12:00