Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, local government authorities have a range of powers and responsibilities including the ability to create a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). The LAP encourages the responsible sale, supply and consumption of alcohol and focuses on reducing alcohol related harm.
The Kaikōura District Council Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) was formally adopted on 26 February 2020 and came into force with legal standing on 5 April 2020. Click here to view the Kaikōura District Council Local Alcohol Policy.
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The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 requires all alcohol licence applications to be publicly notified. This applies to applications for new On-licences, Off-licences and Club Licences and also to applications to renew existing licences. Public Notification of applications are made either on this website, or in a newspaper that the Licensing Committee has nominated (the Kaikōura Star). Special Licences are not routinely publicly notified. Site notices will also appear on the premises.
Anyone wishing to make an objection to an application must do so within 15 working days of the the date of publication of the notice. Working days do not include weekends, public holidays, or any day between 20 December and 15 January (inclusive).
If you would like to view a copy of any of the below applications, please contact the office on 03 319 5026.
Current alcohol licensing public notices:
- Application for an OFF Licence, 57a Beach Road, Kaikōura known as Emporium Brewing. Hours of operation Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 9.00pm. Objection period closes 28 October
- Application for an ON Licence, 1 Avoca Street, Kaikōura known as The Pier Hotel Kaikōura. Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 12.00am (midnight). Objection period closes 5 November
- Application for an ON Licence, 40 West End, Kaikoura known as Zephyr Restaurant. Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 12.00am (midnight). Objection period closes 6 November
Liquor Licence Fees and Charges approved from 1 July 2014
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
Note: Fees set by Regulation under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act
Managers Certificate Applications - $316.25
Very low risk application - $368.00
Low risk application - $609.50
Medium risk application - $816.50
High risk application - $1,023.50
Very high risk application - $1,207.50
Very low risk premises - $161.00
Low risk premises - $391.00
Medium risk premises - $632.50
High risk premises - $1,035.00
Very high risk premises - $1,437.50
Special Licence Applications:
1 to 2 small size events - $63.25
3 to 12 small, 1 to 3 medium size events - $207.00
All other special licences / large events - $575.00
Temporary Authority - $296.70
15 October 2020