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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 >>

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 >>