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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

Drinks trends to sip and savour this summer

2021-01-08T15:25:27+12:00

8 January 2021 “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Those days of soda and pretzels and beer Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer…” made popular by Nat King Cole, 1963. The forecast for this summer is [...]

Drinks trends to sip and savour this summer2021-01-08T15:25:27+12:00

Let’s keep New Year’s celebrations safe and social

2021-01-08T15:26:17+12:00

30 December 2020 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says there’s one more task for the team of five million this New Year and that’s to keep celebrations safe and social. “Everyone has worked hard to get through challenging times over the past year, and we can expect this New Year’s Eve there will [...]

Let’s keep New Year’s celebrations safe and social2021-01-08T15:26:17+12:00

We’re drinking better than ever!

2021-01-08T15:23:43+12:00

OPINION 23 December 2020 Bridget MacDonald, NZABC’s Executive Director explains in the Beverage Report 2020 how earlier this year, commentary in the media predicted we’d become a nation of binge drinkers as we headed into a Level 4 lockdown, but in reality, we’ve seen a continuation of our predominantly sensible drinking culture. What’s more, [...]

We’re drinking better than ever!2021-01-08T15:23:43+12:00

Industry remains committed to refreshed alcohol advertising code

2021-01-08T15:28:17+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 16 December 2020 NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) members remain committed to responsible advertising and acknowledge the refreshed Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code released by the Advertising Standards Authority today. “Acting responsibly to ensure advertising adheres to the Code is extremely important to us, and the industry respects the strong advertising restrictions [...]

Industry remains committed to refreshed alcohol advertising code2021-01-08T15:28:17+12:00

NZABC says it’s the first weekend of summer, so ‘go no, low and slow’ and look out for each other

2021-01-08T15:30:01+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 4 December 2020 The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says the much-anticipated first weekend of summer has finally arrived, and there are some things we can do to help keep the summer safe and social for everyone. The majority of Kiwis are moderate and responsible drinkers when they’re out socialising at [...]

NZABC says it’s the first weekend of summer, so ‘go no, low and slow’ and look out for each other2021-01-08T15:30:01+12:00

Most Kiwis drinking moderately and responsibly but survey misses measuring health changes during COVID-19

2021-01-08T15:32:24+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 20 November 2020 NZ Alcohol Beverages Council says a just-released Ministry of Health (MOH) survey [1] on the state of New Zealanders’ overall health patterns has missed the opportunity to measure the impact of COVID-19 – and the next survey will also likely not reflect this. “Although the 2019/20 survey provides some [...]

Most Kiwis drinking moderately and responsibly but survey misses measuring health changes during COVID-192021-01-08T15:32:24+12:00