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Social acceptance of No/Low drinks sees boom in zero-alcohol beers

2021-11-12T09:21:02+12:00

12 November 2021 The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says a turning point in Kiwi’s attitudes toward balance and moderation has seen no- and low-alcohol drinks become more socially acceptable, as evidenced by the recent boom in zero-alcohol beers sales. A 322% increase in zero-alcohol beer was seen in the span of a year [...]

Social acceptance of No/Low drinks sees boom in zero-alcohol beers2021-11-12T09:21:02+12:00

Putting alcohol signage and advertising into perspective

2021-10-21T16:26:21+12:00

Thursday 21 October 2021  Calls to ban all alcohol signage and advertising on council-controlled land across Tāmaki Makaurau ignores Auckland Council’s own advice that rejected the proposal. “We already know that alcohol signage does not increase harmful drinking and a Council report agrees with us stating ‘evidence that advertising outside off-licenced outlets contributes to [...]

Putting alcohol signage and advertising into perspective2021-10-21T16:26:21+12:00

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