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NZABC Supports ARLA Decision To Not Renew Liquor Licence

Friday, 16 April 2021, 12:20 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) supports the recent decision of the Alcohol Regulatory & Licensing Authority Te Mana Waiture Take Waipiro (ARLA) to refuse the renewal of an off-licence for Two Brothers Wholesale Limited operating in Tokoroa. ... More >>

Kiwis’ (mis)perceptions Of Alcohol Attitudes And Behaviours

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 4:41 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Graph 1. Recorded alcohol consumption among adults, 2007 and 2017 (or nearest year). New research by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) shows perception is not reality when it comes to what Kiwis think about the way we drink . “Although 58% ... More >>

Drinks Trends To Sip And Savour This Summer

Friday, 8 January 2021, 4:19 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Those days of soda and pretzels and beer Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer…” made popular by Nat King Cole, 1963. The forecast ... More >>

NZABC Says It’s The First Weekend Of Summer, So ‘Go No, Low And Slow’ And Look Out For Each Other

Friday, 4 December 2020, 12:41 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says the much-anticipated first weekend of summer has finally arrived, and there are some things we can do to help keep the summer safe and social for everyone. The majority of Kiwis are moderate ... More >>

Most Kiwis Drinking Moderately And Responsibly But Survey Misses Measuring Health Changes During COVID-19

Friday, 20 November 2020, 4:55 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

NZ Alcohol Beverages Council says a just-released Ministry of Health (MOH) survey [i] on the state of New Zealanders’ overall health patterns has missed the opportunity to measure the impact of COVID-19 – and the next survey will also likely not reflect ... More >>

New Zealanders Support All-of-society Approach To Tackling Alcohol-related Harm

Friday, 2 October 2020, 9:07 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

Kiwis have strong views on how to reduce alcohol-related harm. A survey by the NZ Alcohol Beverage Council ( NZABC ) found 84% of New Zealanders support taking an all-of-society approach when it comes to reducing harmful drinking. “Kiwis support ... More >>

Kiwis Comfortable With Alcohol On Social Occasions

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 10:53 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

Research into New Zealanders’ attitudes toward alcohol shows Kiwis are comfortable with alcohol in social situations. A study by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council ( NZABC ) found 87% of New Zealanders say adults should be able to enjoy alcohol as ... More >>

Alcohol Available For Consumption Continues Downward Trend

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 5:07 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Just-released data from StatsNZ shows the amount of alcohol available for consumption per person over the legal purchase age continues a steady downward trend, and is now almost 10% per cent down from a decade ago (see Graph 1.) “The figures to the ... More >>

NZ Spirits Awards 2020: Spirits And Innovation Were The Winners

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 8:22 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

Distillers nationwide are in high-spirits, and in spite of not being able to celebrate face-to-face, the NZ Spirits Awards has announced its trophy winners in a live virtual awards ceremony last evening. “After 260 entries, judging over three days by 17 ... More >>

Discerning Palates Judge Kiwi Distillers Against Global Brands At NZ Spirits Awards

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:45 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

Judging of more than 260 New Zealand and overseas spirits will start on 22 July in Wellington at the second NZ Spirits Awards. The Awards were established in 2019 by Spirits New Zealand and Distilled Spirits Aotearoa to celebrate and recognise ... More >>

NZABC Disagrees With Harsher Marketing Rules Proposed In Health And Disability System Review

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 9:43 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

Calls for harsher marketing rules for alcohol do not make sense in an already tightly regulated market, the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council ( NZABC ) said today in response to the Health and Disability System Review [i] . “The just-released health review ... More >>

Move To Alert Level 1 Not A Panacea

Monday, 8 June 2020, 3:38 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council ( NZABC ) says the move to Alert Level 1 is not the panacea it appears to be. “The hospitality sector was one of the first and hardest hit at Alert Level 4, and although Level 1 looks like ‘business as usual’ ... More >>

It’s Official – Hospo Smashed By Lockdown

Monday, 11 May 2020, 12:44 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Statistics New Zealand [i] has confirmed the worst, with its just-released figures showing card spend for hospitality food and beverage services has fallen a massive 95%, down $814 million in just one month. “We knew that restaurants, cafes and ... More >>

Lessons From Lockdown – No, Low And Slow Is Still The Way To Go

Monday, 4 May 2020, 7:41 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says research shows Kiwis used lockdown as an opportunity to embrace the ‘no, low and slow’ approach to drinking. As a result, it’s hoped these behaviours will continue after lockdown. “The majority ... More >>

Kiwis Drinking Less Under Lockdown

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 5:55 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

It’s official – Kiwis are drinking less under lockdown. A just-released government report shows that only 64% of New Zealanders said they had a drink in the last four weeks, compared with 81% who had a drink in the past 12 months. “The survey produced ... More >>

Alcohol Industry Calls For Calm As Bottle Stores Targeted By Panic Buying

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:44 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council ( NZABC ) is calling for calm as bottle stores continue to be subjected to massive panic buying. “We understand that consumers want to ensure they have stocks in hand for the four week isolation period, but a ... More >>

Alcohol Industry Rallies to Reduce Underage Drinking

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 8:36 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) has announced symbols or written age restrictions will be added to labels on alcohol drinks as a further commitment to efforts to reduce underage drinking. NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC), ... More >>

Perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:59 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

New research highlights perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture Nationwide research has revealed there is a mismatch between Kiwi’s perception and reality when it comes to their understanding of our drinking culture. More >>

NZABC encourages summer drinkers to go ‘no, low or slow’

Saturday, 28 December 2019, 4:32 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Slip, slop, slap has a cousin this summer – no, low or slow – says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). More >>

NZABC celebrates social media partnership

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 2:00 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) has announced a partnership with global digital platforms to further control access by minors to alcohol advertising. NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC), a member of IARD, said today the partnership ... More >>