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District Licensing Committee

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This page contains information about the District Licensing Committee, its purpose, Terms of Reference and Councillor membership.
Updated: 4/03/2015 3:10 p.m.

​A committee of council.


Councillor J D T Williamson

Deputy chairperson

Councillor G C Innes

Section 189(3) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 provides that the Deputy Chairperson will act in place of the Chairperson or if the Chairperson is unable to act because of illness or absence from New Zealand or for other sufficient reason.



The Mayor is a list member of the District Licensing Committee.

Two additional members to be appointed from the territorial authority list maintained under section 192 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Functions of the Committee (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012)

A licensing committees functions are:

  • to consider and determine applications for licenses and manager’s certificates; and
  • to consider and determine applications for renewal of licences and manager’s certificate; and
  • to consider and determine applications for temporary authority to carry on the sale and supply of alcohol in accordance with section 136; and
  •  to consider and determine applications for the variation, suspension, or cancellation of special licences; and
  • to consider and determine applications for the variation of licences (other than special licences) unless the application is brought under section 280; and
  • with the leave of the chairperson for the licensing authority, to refer applications to the licensing authority; and
  • to conduct inquiries and to make reports as may be required of it by the licensing authority under section 175; and
  • any other functions conferred on Licensing Committees by or under this Act or any other enactment.

Delegated authority

Authority to make decisions under the legislation.




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