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Criminalisation of first-time drink driving proving a tough sell in US state

Beer is so much a part of Wisconsin culture that change is proving divisive.

CEO of Diversity Works, Bev Cassidy-McKenzie discusses if a Wellington barber’s refusal of a female customer is discriminatory.

Hairdressers and barbers warned to ditch 'thank you' drink or face $10,000 fine

Wellington business owner Lisa Ussher says it ruins the spirit of Christmas.

Police and the Vodafone Warriors joined forces in Auckland last night to push the importance of "driving drink free".

Vodafone Warriors and NZ Police team up in 'drive-drink-free' campaign

Motorists were pleasantly surprised to have the Warriors hand out rewards for sober driving at checkpoints.


Most read: Auckland bar responds to Pink's outburst: 'It was a bit of a shock'

Deadshot found itself on the receiving end of a scathing review they say wasn't warranted.

It’s important for "parents to have choice" to drink alcohol at school events as part of role modelling drinking well to their children, Cheers! NZ executive director says.

Parents should have choice whether to drink at school events, says Cheers! boss

Having the option is a key part of role modelling drinking well to children.

For three years now, Northland’s He Waka Eke Noa has opened its doors to addicts fighting to stay sober.

Northland kapa haka rehab programme uses waiata to fight addiction - 'It’s taught me to open up my eyes to the world'

Northland's He Waka Eke Noa helps addicts "not pick up the pipe" through song, dance and camaraderie.

Facebook's safe drinking app sees Kiwi youth drinking responsibly

The Sober Self Bot sends reminders to its users to drink water and eat food while out.

Watch: Would-be thief tries to steal beer keg, fails spectacularly

A man ruined his own plans to steal a keg of beer - and it was all captured on camera.

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Fire crews work to extinguish blaze in Dunedin's CBD

Emergency services were called to Moray Place around 11:20pm.

Alcohol ads teach kids that drinking is 'part of being a good New Zealander', researchers suggest

Australian researchers found alcohol advertising remains prominent in TV sport.

They say booze is fuelling serious crime around Courtenay Place and it has to stop - but it may not be such a simple fix.

Boozed youngsters blamed for crime around Wellington CBD

The council is preparing its local alcohol plan, which could look at limiting hours for bars.

Moa beer.

Marlborough brewer questioned over nearly 50% jump in fizzing share price

The NZX has queried Moa's recent share price, but the beer maker says it's following disclosure rules.

Boozedozer! Aussie cops use huge bulldozer to crush 500 litres of booze

Over $10,000 worth of spirits and beer were ruthlessly destroyed.

Ruthless Aussie police destroy beer cans with truck

Beer-lovers, turn away. It's 30 cans of locally-brewed brilliance that will never be enjoyed.

The prosecution is now possible thanks to a shakeup in Health and Safety laws.

'Responsible hosting is something that the employer should be thinking about'

A leading employment lawyer told ONE News some businesses have already scrapped after-work drinks.

Burger King to start offering booze in UK branches

For the first time ever, Burger King customers will be offered beer.

A psychologist says she’s noticed people "turning the switch down" on their drinking.

Kiwis cutting back on booze and giving up drinking for good - psychologist

"I've noticed that people are turning the switch down in terms of their drinking."

Auckland nurse describes what it was like struggling with her alcohol addiction in her earlier years.

Could you be sober for the rest of your life? More and more Kiwis ditching the booze

Kerry Chamberlain started conquering her addiction four-and-a-half years ago.

'I have a binge-drinking problem': Mitchell Pearce reveals his lowest point after sex simulation with dog

The disgraced NRL star speaks out, saying he's the worst role model in the NRL.

Teen dies from 'huge binge-drinking session'

Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Heward had been playing drinking games with a tube and funnel.

Jamie Gough has vowed to seek professional help for his drinking.

Councillor admits 'there is a problem' and is sorry for drunken antics

Christchurch councillor Jamie Gough will get help for his alcohol issues after a Facebook complaint.


'It's buoyant and fresh' – century old Wairarapa wine uncorked

The wine is a Lansdowne Claret 1903 and was made by William Beetham and his French wife Hermance.

Erin Conroy spent a week with an interlock device to see how it changed her drinking habits before getting behind the wheel.

Should tipsy drivers be forced to pass breath test before turning the key?

Gerald Waters has vowed to keep New Zealand roads safe from dangerous drink drivers.

Worst father of the year? Dad filmed encouraging his children to down shots

This man could face a heavy fine after he was filmed giving his children what appears to be vodka.

Tucked away in a corner of London is the New Zealand Wine Cellar, the brainchild of Mel Brown.

London pop-up helps showcase the best of New Zealand wine

Wine from 65 producers is for sale at Mel Brown's Brixton outlet.

The report was funded by a major alcohol production company and involved just seven weeks of research.

Lion's research suggesting booze has little relation to violence slammed by academics

The report was funded by Lion and took just seven weeks of research.

Routine checkpoint finds 14-year-old drink driver

The teenager, two years under the legal driving limit, returned a reading of 135 mcgms.

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