Local Alcohol Policy

Council is proposing the introduction of a local alcohol policy (LAP) to make Kaikōura a safer place to live and visit.


Read the provisional Local Alcohol Policy


Read the Council report here


The LAP is now out for consultation. The consultation closes 5pm 4 October 2019.

Submission discussion with Council staff and the Tri-Agencies will occur on 17 October 2019.

Public notice of provisional policy will be published in the Kaikōura Star after being presented to Council in December 2019*.


To have your say:


Use the easy online form to tell us what you think


Download, fill out and return a submission form


Email us.


* Only a person who made a submission on the draft LAP can appeal any element of the provisional policy. The appeal must be filed with the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority within 30 days of the public notification of the provisional policy. The only ground for appealing an element of the provisional LAP is that it’s unreasonable in light of the object of the Act. The Act’s object is that:

  • The sale, supply and consumption of the alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly,
  • and the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised.
  • The provisional LAP can’t come into effect until all appeals are resolved.


Useful links


4 September 2019