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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 >>

Social Acceptance Of No/Low Drinks Sees Boom In Zero-alcohol Beers

Friday, 12 November 2021, 9:43 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

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 ... More >>

Putting Alcohol Signage And Advertising Into Perspective

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:10 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

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 ... More >>

Call To Action: Hospo Needs You!

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 11:52 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

No matter if you’re in Alert Level 3 or 2 – NZ’s hospitality sector needs you! “For Kiwis fortunate to be in Level 2, it’s time to mask up and get out to your local and spend some of your hard-earned cash supporting your favourite hospo ... More >>

Alcohol Industry Commits To Influencer Standards

Friday, 17 September 2021, 4:34 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council ( NZABC ) supports moves by global industry partners to put in place safeguards for the use of social influencers. The Influencer Pledge , announced by the International Association for Responsible Drinking ( IARD ) this ... More >>

Keeping Safe And Social During Lockdown

Friday, 20 August 2021, 6:26 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Sip and savour and ‘go no, low and slow’ in lockdown, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). “It’s always okay to choose no alcohol, choose a drink that is low-alcohol, or simply sip and savour your drink slowly,” says Bridget MacDonald, ... More >>

Alcohol Education Helps Change Drinking Behaviours In Young People

Monday, 5 July 2021, 11:08 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

A recent review of 70 studies on alcohol education programmes targeted toward young people (15-24 years) has shown they can positively change alcohol-related behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge. Key attributes of high-quality programmes include culturally ... More >>

New Zealanders Follow Global Trend Of Drinking Less Alcohol

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5:32 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says declining alcohol consumption in New Zealand is a trend seen globally, even with an ongoing pandemic. The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), of which NZABC is a member, found new data ... More >>

Most Kiwi Drinkers Drinking At Or Below Alcohol Guidelines

Friday, 30 April 2021, 4:50 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Just released Government research shows most New Zealanders drink at or below the recommended weekly limit of the Ministry of Health’s Low-risk Alcohol Drinking Advice. [i] The research from the Health Promotion Agency says just over 80% of drinkers ... More >>

Kiwis Want Bigger Fines For Drunk And Disorderly Behaviour

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 3:08 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

Almost three-quarters (74%) of New Zealanders support tougher penalties for drunk and disorderly behaviour according to industry research. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds (65%) support on-the-spot fines minor alcohol-related offences, says the NZ Alcohol ... More >>

Alcohol Industry Supports Government’s Targeted Approach To Healthcare Reform

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:30 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) supports the Government’s targeted approach to primary and community healthcare announced today by the Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little, in response to the Health and Disability System Review. “The majority ... More >>

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 >>