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NZ Health Survey 2021/22 and reducing harmful drinking

2022-11-22T19:03:22+13:00

18 November 2022 The just released New Zealand Health Survey shows the complex relationship New Zealanders enjoy with beer, wine and spirits, the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) said today. The survey for 2021/22 shows the lowest rate of hazardous drinking since the research began – sitting at 18.8% of the adult population. Yet [...]

NZ Health Survey 2021/22 and reducing harmful drinking2022-11-22T19:03:22+13:00

NZABC welcomes the review of the ‘Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act’

2022-11-22T19:05:40+13:00

30 October 2022 The NZABC welcomes Justice Minister, Hon Kiritapu Allan’s announcement today of a two stage review of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. “We look forward to engaging and participating in the Government review on the effectiveness of our alcohol laws,” says NZABC Executive Director Virginia Nicholls. “It is both timely [...]

NZABC welcomes the review of the ‘Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act’2022-11-22T19:05:40+13:00

NZABC welcomes drawing of Alcohol Bill

2022-08-18T12:25:25+13:00

30 June 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council has welcomed the drawing of Green MP Chloe Swarbrick’s private members Bill in parliament today (Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill). “There has been a lot already said publicly about Chloe’s Bill – quite a bit of it ill-informed and little [...]

NZABC welcomes drawing of Alcohol Bill2022-08-18T12:25:25+13:00

Pressures of high inflation an ongoing low for alcohol producers, hospitality and consumers

2022-04-22T11:56:01+13:00

22 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  Consumers will most likely be the ones to foot the $84 million bill for their favourite beer, wine or spirit due to the historic rise in inflation announced yesterday, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). The 6.9% rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to increase [...]

Pressures of high inflation an ongoing low for alcohol producers, hospitality and consumers2022-04-22T11:56:01+13:00

Orange at Easter will help support Hospo and Kiwis’ social and mental wellbeing 

2022-04-14T16:12:01+13:00

14 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  Moving to the orange traffic light will do more than provide a much-needed boost for hospitality businesses this Easter, with the lifting of some restrictions likely to lift Kiwis’ spirits as well, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). Consumer research finds that three in five Kiwis (60%) say [...]

Orange at Easter will help support Hospo and Kiwis’ social and mental wellbeing 2022-04-14T16:12:01+13:00

Industry report by NZIER: A thriving, durable industry adding value to New Zealand’s financial, environmental and social economies

2022-03-22T08:19:13+13:00

22 March 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  Local skills, social change and sustainability have been the key drivers for the New Zealand alcohol industry’s significant contribution to the local economy, an Alcohol Beverages Industry report by the NZ Institute of Economic Research[i] shows. Released today, the report says the sector contributes $1.92 billion to GDP, pays [...]

Industry report by NZIER: A thriving, durable industry adding value to New Zealand’s financial, environmental and social economies2022-03-22T08:19:13+13:00

Skills, social change and sustainability driving innovation in alcohol industry  

2022-03-22T08:15:21+13:00

22 March 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  Local skills, social change and sustainability have been the key drivers for the New Zealand alcohol industry’s significant contribution to the local economy, an NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report[i] shows. Released today, the report says the sector contributes $1.92 billion to GDP, pays $1.819 billion in excise [...]

Skills, social change and sustainability driving innovation in alcohol industry  2022-03-22T08:15:21+13:00

Concerns at consumer costs imposed by Container Return Scheme

2022-03-14T18:07:44+13:00

14 March 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  Consumers’ wallets will take another hit if the proposal for a Container Return Scheme (CRS) for beverage containers goes ahead and adds significant costs to their purchases. It’s expected that Kiwis will pay more for their mixers, orange juice, kombucha, beer, wine, or spirits if all the costs for [...]

Concerns at consumer costs imposed by Container Return Scheme2022-03-14T18:07:44+13:00

Confiscate their Cars! Over 80% of Kiwis want drink driver cars seized

2022-03-03T16:58:02+13:00

3 March 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  New research shows that just over four in five New Zealanders (83%) want to see the cars of repeat drink drivers confiscated. [i] “Further to this, our research shows two-thirds (66%) of New Zealanders support using alcohol interlock devices in cars to reduce drink driving,” says NZ Alcohol Beverages [...]

Confiscate their Cars! Over 80% of Kiwis want drink driver cars seized2022-03-03T16:58:02+13:00

Alcohol consumption relatively unchanged even as Kiwis switch beverage preferences 

2022-02-24T16:13:00+13:00

24 March 2022 MEDIA RELEASE  Just released figures from Statistics NZ show alcohol beverages available for consumption has remained relatively unchanged on the same period last year, indicating New Zealanders are continuing the trend of moderation. There were 8.734 litres of alcohol available per head of population (15 years and older) in December 2021 [...]

Alcohol consumption relatively unchanged even as Kiwis switch beverage preferences 2022-02-24T16:13:00+13:00