District Licensing Committee
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
- Councillor Robby Roche.
These appointments were made at a Council meeting on 13 November 2019.
Hearing dates will be published on on our public notices page when they are available. As outlined in section 211 of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, all reasonably practicable steps must also be taken to make decisions publicly available, and therefore all hearing decisions are also listed in full on this page by clicking on the links below.
- Read the Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw (2015)
- Local Alcohol Policy.
- Link to Justice Department page explaining Councils' role in alcohol licensing
Immediate Modification Order for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act
Update May 2022
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.
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