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NZABC opposes harsher marketing rules proposed in Health and Disability System Review

2020-06-23T12:57:45+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 23 June 2020 Calls for harsher marketing rules for alcohol do not make sense in an already tightly regulated market, the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) said today in response to the Health and Disability System Review. “The just-released health review claims that alcohol was “marketed and made widely available by those with [...]

NZABC opposes harsher marketing rules proposed in Health and Disability System Review2020-06-23T12:57:45+12:00

Move to Alert Level 1 not a panacea

2020-06-08T16:28:43+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 8 June 2020 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says the move to Alert Level 1 is not the panacea it appears to be. “The hospitality sector was one of the first and hardest hit at Alert Level 4, and although Level 1 looks like ‘business as usual’ on paper the reality for [...]

Move to Alert Level 1 not a panacea2020-06-08T16:28:43+12:00

Global survey reveals NZ on-trend with decrease in alcohol consumption over lockdown

2020-06-05T13:32:33+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 5 June 2020 A just-released global survey has revealed the vast majority of people (84%) have consumed the same amount or less alcohol during COVID-19 lockdowns. The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) survey of more than 11,000 people covered nine countries, including New Zealand, and found almost one in three people (30%) [...]

Global survey reveals NZ on-trend with decrease in alcohol consumption over lockdown2020-06-05T13:32:33+12:00

It’s official – Hospo smashed by lockdown

2020-06-05T13:30:01+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 11th April 2020 Statistics New Zealand [i] has confirmed the worst, with its just-released figures showing card spend for hospitality food and beverage services has fallen a massive 95%, down $814 million in just one month. “We knew that restaurants, cafes and bars had taken a devastating hit because beer, wine and spirits [...]

It’s official – Hospo smashed by lockdown2020-06-05T13:30:01+12:00

Lessons from lockdown – no, low and slow is still the way to go

2020-05-04T09:53:21+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 4th April 2020 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says research shows Kiwis used lockdown as an opportunity to embrace the ‘no, low and slow’ approach to drinking. As a result, it’s hoped these behaviours will continue after lockdown. “The majority of Kiwis have continued to be moderate and responsible drinkers even under [...]

Lessons from lockdown – no, low and slow is still the way to go2020-05-04T09:53:21+12:00

Kiwis drinking less under lockdown

2020-05-04T12:08:04+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 22nd April 2020 It’s official – Kiwis are drinking less under lockdown. A just-released government report [i] shows that only 64% of New Zealanders said they had a drink in the last four weeks, compared with 81% who had a drink in the past 12 months. “The survey produced by the Health Promotion [...]

Kiwis drinking less under lockdown2020-05-04T12:08:04+12:00

Alcohol industry calls for calm as bottle stores targeted by panic buying

2020-05-04T10:11:32+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 24th March 2020 The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) is calling for calm as bottle stores continue to be subjected to massive panic buying. “We understand that consumers want to ensure they have stocks in hand for the four week isolation period, but a rush on product is not going to help [...]

Alcohol industry calls for calm as bottle stores targeted by panic buying2020-05-04T10:11:32+12:00

NZ’s ‘No-Lo’ drinking on-trend with UK study

2020-03-16T13:12:17+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 16th March 2020 A just-released study shows the rise in ‘No-Lo’ drinking among young adults in the UK mirrors what’s happening in New Zealand. “It’s clear that No-Lo drinking is becoming a global phenomenon – particularly in western mature markets,” says NZABC Executive Director, Bridget MacDonald. “Young adults are driving this change by [...]

NZ’s ‘No-Lo’ drinking on-trend with UK study2020-03-16T13:12:17+12:00

Alcohol industry rallies to reduce underage drinking

2020-02-04T10:29:44+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 4th February 2020 The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) has announced symbols or written age restrictions will be added to labels on alcohol drinks as a further commitment to efforts to reduce underage drinking. NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC), a member of IARD, said this was just one of five actions announced [...]

Alcohol industry rallies to reduce underage drinking2020-02-04T10:29:44+12:00

New research highlights perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture

2020-05-04T11:27:19+12:00

MEDIA RELEASE 16th January 2020 Nationwide research has revealed there is a mismatch between Kiwi’s perception and reality when it comes to their understanding of our drinking culture. In its annual research into New Zealander’s attitudes toward alcohol, the NZ Alcohol Beverage Council (NZABC) found that what we see and hear about alcohol doesn’t always [...]

New research highlights perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture2020-05-04T11:27:19+12:00