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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Update 24 August 2021: The Immediate Modification Order for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act continues to apply. It remains in force as long as the Epidemic Notice remains in force, regardless of changes to Alert Levels.
In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government has made a temporary law change to modify the requirements relating to licence applications and renewals under sections 103 and 129 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
There are three parts to this modification order:
- It suspends the obligations on Police and Medical Officers of Health to inquire into any new licence or licence renewal application that they receive from DLCs, while the Epidemic Notice is in force;
- It extends the time for Police and Medical Officers of Health to report on applications: from the date on which the Epidemic Notice is lifted, Police and Medical Officers of Health will have 30 (rather than the usual 15) working days to file a report with the DLC if they oppose an application;
- Importantly, DLCs will be unable to make a decision on a licence application that is subject to this modification order unless they receive a report from Police and the Medical Officer of Health.
The changes made by this modification order are temporary. The modification order will expire 30 working days after the Epidemic Notice is lifted, and the law will return to normal.
Essentially, as long as an Epidemic Notice is in force under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 there are no obligations on Police and Medical Officers of Health to inquire into any new licence or licence renewal application.
If you have any questions please call the Kaikōura District Council Licensing Inspectors on 03 365 1667.
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:
Takahanga Bowling Club Inc, has made application to the Kaikōura District Licensing Committee for the issue of an Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at Killarney Street, Kaikōura. Monday to Sunday from 11.00am to 10.00pm. Objection period closes 24 September 2021.
- King Tide Restaurant and Bar Limited has made application to the Kaikōura District Licensing Committee for the issue of a new ON Licence in respect of the premises situated at 11 Deal Street, Kaikōura. Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 1.00am (the following day). Objection period closes 5 October 2021.
- Emporium Brewing Limited has made application to the Kaikōura District Licensing Committee for the issue of a new ON Licence in respect of the premises situated at 57a Beach Road, Kaikōura. Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 11.00pm. Objection period closes 5 October 2021.
Liquor Licence Fees and Charges approved from 1 July 2020
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
NOTICE is hereby given that the District Licensing Committee (DLC) will hold a public hearing on 25th May, 2021 to consider the application by SDSS Limited for an Off Licence pursuant to s. 100 of the Act in respect of premises situated at 77 Beach Road, Kaikōura to be known as “Super Liquor Kaikōura”.
The Kaikōura District Licensing Committee (delegated by Council to a subcommittee) is appointed to administer the Council's alcohol licensing framework as determined by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the Council’s Local Alcohol Policy.
The sale, supply and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly, and the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised. The DLC is in place to make sure that people in Kaikōura area can enjoy a safe and happy time in our district's alcohol establishments and to make sure everyone is upholding their legislative responsibilities.
Members of the DLC are Chair - Councillor Vicki Gulleford, Councillor Derrick Millton and Councillor Robby Roche. These appointments were made at a Council meeting on 13 November 2019.
Hearing dates will be published on this page when they are available.
13 September 2021