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NZ Health Survey Finds The Lowest Rate Of Hazardous Drinking Since The Survey Began

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 1:34 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The just released New Zealand annual Health Survey assessment of our health and wellbeing and the Stats NZ data shows positive change in our drinking behaviour. “The Health Survey shows the lowest rate of hazardous drinking since the survey ... More >>

Global Standards Coalition Promoting Moderation Among Those Who Choose To Drink

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 3:13 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

For millions of adults across the world, enjoying beer, wine and spirits in moderation is an important part of their social lives. The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) is a member of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) and supports ... More >>

Actions To Prevent Underage Drinking

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:56 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) is a member of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) who have recently launched a report that looks to share best practice and inspire further actions to prevent underage drinking. Actions ... More >>

Wellington Bar Owners’ Plight Exposes The Deep-seated Issues With The NZ Alcohol Licensing Regime

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:45 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

“Recent publicity of Wellington Bar owners 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 Association of NZ ... More >>

Youth Drinking Long Term Decline

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 10:50 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

We welcome the research by Dr Jude Ball from the University of Otago which shows youth drinking has declined and her research provides more understanding as to why this is the case. Dr Ball compared research from 2001 to 2022 and found that there ... More >>

Alcohol Bill Making It Harder For Communities To Have A Say

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 5:47 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The review of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act (Community Participation) Bill has singled out licensing as a focus to strengthen community involvement and to reduce alcohol harm which is supported by the beer, wine and spirits industry. ... More >>

Consumers Facing Significant Increase In Beer, Wine And Spirits Excise Tax

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 12:05 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The year just got more challenging for producers, hospitality businesses and consumers of beer, wines and spirits with the announcement that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is 6.7%. “The 6.7% rise in the CPI is used as a benchmark to increase the excise ... More >>

Targeted Education And Support Programmes Are Crucial To Reduce Harmful Drinking – Survey

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 11:04 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

Most of us agree that targeted education and support programmes will create a better understanding of responsible drinking, a recently released survey shows. The annual survey by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council aims to understand New Zealanders views ... More >>

Stronger Penalties And More Education To Reduce Harmful Drinking - Survey

Friday, 23 December 2022, 6:59 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

A just released survey confirms most of us agree when it comes to reducing harmful drinking – target the harmful drinker, use stiffer penalties and implement education programmes. The annual survey [i] by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council aims to understand ... More >>

Responsible Hosting Over The Festive Season

Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 9:49 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

With the festive season upon us and the celebrations that come with it, we need to put in place host responsibility measures for our guests. Provide plenty of food, a variety of beverages along with low and no alcohol options. The NZ Alcohol Beverages ... More >>

Sale And Supply Of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill Moves To Select Committee

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 6:03 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZABC welcomes the decision to send the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill to a Parliamentary Select Committee. This will allow government to undertake a much broader and in-depth review of a far-reaching law. ... More >>

Pressures Of High Inflation An Ongoing Low For Alcohol Producers, Hospitality And Consumers

Friday, 22 April 2022, 8:27 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Consumers will most likely be the ones to foot the $84 million bill for their favourite beer, wine or spirit due to the historic rise in inflation announced yesterday, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). The 6.9% rise in the Consumer Price Index ... More >>

Orange At Easter Will Help Support Hospo And Kiwis’ Social And Mental Wellbeing

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 4:16 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Moving to the orange traffic light will do more than provide a much-needed boost for hospitality businesses this Easter, with the lifting of some restrictions likely to lift Kiwis’ spirits as well, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). ... More >>

Skills, Social Change And Sustainability Driving Innovation In Alcohol Industry

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 9:54 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

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 shows. Released today, the report ... More >>

Concerns At Consumer Costs Imposed By Container Return Scheme

Monday, 14 March 2022, 6:29 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

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, ... More >>

Confiscate Their Cars! Over 80% Of Kiwis Want Drink Driver Cars Seized

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 4:55 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

New research shows that just over four in five New Zealanders (83%) want to see the cars of repeat drink drivers confiscated. “Further to this, our research shows two-thirds (66%) of New Zealanders support using alcohol interlock devices in cars ... More >>

Alcohol Consumption Relatively Unchanged Even As Kiwis Switch Beverage Preferences

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 4:01 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

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 ... More >>

2022 Beverage Trends: Summer Options, Supporting Local And Bold Flavours To ‘sip And Savour'

Friday, 14 January 2022, 1:38 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

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 ... More >>

Tips For Safe And Social New Year’s Celebrations

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 5:51 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

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 ... More >>

Survey Shows Fewer Kiwis Drinking Alcohol And Harmful Drinking Declines As ‘old Dogs’ Learn New Tricks

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 3:25 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

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, ... More >>





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