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Smoking ban killing off the iconic Kiwi pub

Monday, 13 February 2006, 10:14 am | WIN Party

The results of a WIN Party survey of more than six hundred bars nationwide conflict somewhat with health authority and anti smoking group claims the smoking ban in bars has had little negative effect upon trade and profitability. More >>

Keeping the bastards honest

Monday, 19 December 2005, 1:26 pm | WIN Party

Following Timaru publican and WIN Party co-founder Geoff Mulvihills conviction and fining for 'alleged' breaches of the smoking ban in bars, a question has arisen relating to the WIN Party's viability and continued existence. More >>

Smokefree workplaces report is comical

Thursday, 8 December 2005, 3:34 pm | WIN Party

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand Smokefree Workplaces December 2005 report released today delivers some quite remarkable findings relating to the impact the smoking ban in bars has had upon the hotel industry. More >>

Growing black market tobacco problem

Thursday, 8 December 2005, 11:09 am | WIN Party

Black market New Zealand grown and processed tobacco is becoming more readily available for those who know where to source it. More >>

'Happy hour' not the cause of binge drinking

Tuesday, 22 November 2005, 11:49 am | WIN Party

Clamping down on pub 'happy hour' promotions will do nothing to alleviate New Zealand's binge drinking problem. More >>

Smokefree Coalition director resigns

Friday, 18 November 2005, 1:18 pm | WIN Party

The timing of Smokefree Coalition director Leigh Sturgiss' resignation comes as no surprise to the WIN Party given the coalitions recent renegotiation of its contract with the Health Ministry but the WIN Party has mixed feelings over Sturgiss' imminent ... More >>

Smoking ban not working

Friday, 11 November 2005, 10:38 am | WIN Party

Claims by the Health Ministry and the anti-smoking lobby the smoking ban is working well would have much credence, but only if one ignores the fact that some licensees do not acknowledge the smoking ban actually exists and applies to their hotels. More >>

Smokefree Coalition find losses 'encouraging'

Thursday, 10 November 2005, 10:51 am | WIN Party

In the Smokefree Coalition's Tobacco Control Update, coalition director Leigh Sturgiss finds the reading of a WIN Party survey 'quite encouraging'. More >>

WIN Party welcomes Mapp's exploration of smoke ban

Wednesday, 9 November 2005, 9:07 am | WIN Party

The WIN Party welcomes National MP Dr Wayne Mapp's desire to explore 'reasonable compromises' to the existing smokefree legislation that is having a negative impact upon the hotel industry. More >>

Smoking: behind bars OK, but in bars, no way

Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 9:57 am | WIN Party

On April Fools Day 1997, less than a month after opening, Queensland's Woodford Correctional Centre, a multi million dollar state of art prison, was extensively damaged when inmates rioted. More >>

Patrons protect illegal bar locations

Tuesday, 13 September 2005, 2:14 pm | WIN Party

The growing problem of unlicensed, illegal bars that have spread nationwide following the smoking bans introduction is here to stay until government repeals the existing smokefree legislation. More >>

Blackmarket tobacco distorts retail sales figures

Tuesday, 13 September 2005, 12:06 am | WIN Party

Anti-smoking organisations claim the rate of tobacco consumption has declined following the introduction on 10 December 2004 of smoking ban in bars and indoor workplaces, claims based wholly upon retail sales figures. More >>

Back to where the fight began

Wednesday, 31 August 2005, 8:54 am | WIN Party

On Thursday 1 September, WIN Party leader and United Future Christchurch Central candidate John van Buren will journey back to Teddington on Banks Peninsula for the reopening of the Wheatsheaf Tavern closed in March of this year because of the Smokefree ... More >>

WIN Party aligns with United Future

Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 6:46 pm | WIN Party

On Friday 19 August, the WIN Party formally aligned with United Future and WIN Party founder and leader John van Buren will stand as the United Future candida te in the Labour-held seat of Christchurch Central. More >>

Party survey reveals true effect of smoking ban

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 2:44 pm | WIN Party

If one accepts the latest Smokefree Coalition figures indicating trade in bars has picked up in the June quarter, compared to the same period last year, then one would accept also that Elvis is still in the house and the Easter Bunny is for real. More >>

WIN Party pays tribute to David Lange

Monday, 15 August 2005, 10:03 am | WIN Party

The WIN Party is saddened by the passing of former Prime Minister David Lange, a true New Zealand statesman. More >>

Smoking ban the final straw for Carterton hotelier

Wednesday, 10 August 2005, 2:07 pm | WIN Party

Tony and Kathryn O'Regan purchased the Club Hotel in Carterton a little less than four years ago. More >>

Hotel owners defying smoking ban

Tuesday, 2 August 2005, 8:39 am | WIN Party

Rotorua MP Steve Chadwick, architect of the smoking ban in bars, states the ban is becoming more popular and that there will be “no turning back”. More >>

Smokefree Coalition giving cannabis green light?

Wednesday, 27 July 2005, 9:33 am | WIN Party

Cannabis contains no toxins or carcinogens, does not cause respiratory problems and poses no physical health risks for smokers and for those exposed to second hand cannabis smoke. More >>

Green light for cannabis but not tobacco.

Thursday, 21 July 2005, 7:54 pm | WIN Party

MP Nandor Tanczos’ Misuse of Drugs (Cannabis Infringement) Amendment Bill, if passed through parliament, will be the first step in the Green Party’s push to have cannabis legalised. More >>

 

 

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