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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 >>

More Work Needed to Reduce Harmful Drinking

Friday, 15 November 2019, 3:28 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says the majority of New Zealanders drink responsibly and generally Kiwis and young people are drinking less, but there is more work to be done to reduce harmful drinking, in response to the recent results of the National ... More >>

Children – teach your parents well

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:08 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

While youth drinking continues to fall, it’s parents and grandparents who continue to over-indulge, if health statistics are accurate, says the New Zealand Alcohol Beverage Council (NZABC). More >>

No relationship between alcohol advertising and consumption

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 4:21 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

There is no relationship between alcohol advertising spend and consumption in New Zealand, according to a new study by the Foundation for Advertising Research. More >>

0.0 alcohol beer option response to market demand

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:11 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The growing number of alcohol-free options in beer, wine and spirits is broadening the opportunities for Kiwis to make more moderate choices with their drinking, says NZ Alcohol Beverages Council Executive Director Nick Leggett. More >>

Lancet study needs to be put in context, says NZABC

Friday, 24 August 2018, 4:29 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The latest Lancet study releasing apparently sobering reading for the 80% of Kiwis who enjoy a drink needs to be considered in context, says the New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council. More >>

Everyone agrees on harm of drinking during pregnancy

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:06 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council agrees with the latest Otago University research findings that show the harm of drinking during pregnancy. More >>