New Zealand

From Kant to the 6 o'clock swill: creative ways to limit alcohol abuse

From Kant to the 6 o'clock swill: creative ways to limit alcohol abuse

By Julian Baggini

Philosopher Julian Baggini has been commissioned by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council to give his take on the serious issues affecting the industry. Here, he looks at how alcohol abuse can be tackled by using the brain more than legislative brawn.

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COKE ALLAYS FEARS, INSISTS WITHDRAWN DRINKS SAFE

Coke recalls Minute Maid in China after Fonterra botulism scare

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Coca-Cola Company has recalled a Minute Maid line in China after New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra warned that whey protein used in the drinks could cause potentially fatal botulism.

Picture Credit: Steve & Jem Copley/Flickr

Average-tasting Tui still scores with NZ beer drinkers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

More New Zealand consumers drank Tui beer over an average four-week period than any other brand bar Heineken, despite the former’s relatively poor taste performance, says Roy Morgan Research.

New Zealand winemakers talking tactics for China push

State of the industry

New Zealand winemakers talking tactics for China push

By RJ Whitehead

Recognising the newfound importance of the Chinese wine market, New Zealand’s vintners are pulling out the stops to make sure their exports have a place in Far East cellars.

Kiwis drinking more cider, but less beer

Drinks

Kiwis drinking more cider, but less beer

By Ankush Chibber

Cider is the rising star of New Zealand’s alcoholic beverages market even as consumption of beer in the country is showing a steady decline, said a top official from Lion, the Australasian food and beverage major.

Coke wows Kiwis with personalized PET bottles

Coke wows Kiwis with personalized PET bottles

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola New Zealand is selling PET bottles of Coke personalized with one of 150 names popular in the country, and encouraging Facebook fans to 'share a virtual can'.

'NZ spirits industry ripe for investment'

'NZ spirits industry ripe for investment'

By Ankush Chibber

A growing number of investors are eyeing New Zealand’s nascent spirits industry, with many small and medium-sized firms jostling to replicate the successes of the country’s wine growers, a new report has revealed.

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