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1310, 2023

Wellington bar owners’ plight exposes the deep-seated issues with the NZ alcohol licensing regime.

October 13th, 2023|Media Release|

“Recent publicity of Wellington Bar owners concern over the litigious approach to alcohol licencing highlights a greater symptom of licencing problems faced by small businesses across New Zealand.” says NZABC Committee member and Brewers [...]

2109, 2023

How education can positively influence teens’ views on responsible drinking

September 21st, 2023|Opinion|

Opinion NZ Herald A recent opinion by Steve Randerson of the Health Coalition Aotearoa claims that occasional education sessions about alcohol are not effective. But this claim flies in the face not just of [...]

2408, 2023

Law changes another blow for NZ hospitality and retail industries

August 24th, 2023|Media Release|

Today Parliament has passed the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act (Community Participation) Bill, making getting and renewing a liquor licence harder than it already was and threatening the commercial future of responsible hospitality [...]

1408, 2023

Science around potential benefits of moderate drinking remains undisputed

August 14th, 2023|Opinion|

It’s a well-established fact that, all things being equal, those that drink lightly to moderately live longer than those that do not drink at all. Yet every so often a “new” study makes headlines [...]

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