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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

2022 beverage trends: summer options, supporting local and bold flavours to ‘sip and savour’

2022-01-14T13:00:35+13:00

14 January 2022 Our summer continues to embrace the prettiness of pink and vibrant seasonal flavours as Kiwis imbibe their rosé, gin, beer and cider, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). “This summer has been dominated not only by traditional favourites but by hints of rose, summer berry, watermelon and pomegranate as well [...]

2022 beverage trends: summer options, supporting local and bold flavours to ‘sip and savour’2022-01-14T13:00:35+13:00

Tips for safe and social New Year’s celebrations

2021-12-30T14:20:57+13:00

30 December 2021 New Year’s celebrations should be a fun, social time with family and friends – whether you're enjoying beer and bangers at a BBQ, wine and wiener schnitzel at your local restaurant, cocktails and canapés at a city bar, or an alcohol-free bubbles and fish and chips picnic at the beach. The [...]

Tips for safe and social New Year’s celebrations2021-12-30T14:20:57+13:00

Survey shows fewer Kiwis drinking alcohol and harmful drinking declines as ‘old dogs’ learn new tricks

2021-12-01T15:16:30+13:00

1 December 2021 Data in the newly released New Zealand Health Survey 2020/21 shows the number of New Zealanders who consumed alcohol in the past year has declined by 3.1% and is at its lowest in 10 years, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). In 2020/21, 78.5% of Kiwis chose to drink alcohol [...]

Survey shows fewer Kiwis drinking alcohol and harmful drinking declines as ‘old dogs’ learn new tricks2021-12-01T15:16:30+13:00

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

2021-11-12T09:21:02+13:00

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+13:00

Putting alcohol signage and advertising into perspective

2021-10-21T16:26:21+13:00

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+13:00