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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 >>

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 >>