The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act) has introduced a new decision-making body for applications for alcohol licences and managers' certificates – the District Licensing Committee (DLC).
From 18 December 2013, the role of DLCs is to consider and determine all new and renewal applications, whether opposed or unopposed.
Christchurch has appointed four DLCs, each made up of a Commissioner and two persons from an approved list.
People approved as list members or appointed as a Commissioner to the DLC:
The Act permits the Commissioner sitting alone to determine uncontested applications. Any contested application is dealt with by way of public hearing.
More information on upcoming public hearings and agendas.
All licence applications are required to be publicly notified.
The public can object to an application for an alcohol licence if they have an interest greater than the public in general.
If there are no objections the application may be granted without a public hearing. If there are objections a public hearing will be held unless the objection is deemed vexatious or the applicant does not require a hearing.
In considering any application for a licence, the DLC must consider various criteria.
The decision makers cannot take into account the impacts of the licence on business conducted under any other licence or other matters not covered by the criteria.
Note: District Plan consent requirements must be met before a licence is applied for.
Every decision of the DLC must be publicly notified. You can search decisions of the DLC below.
If you were a party to proceedings and disagree with the DLC’s decision you can appeal to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA). Appeals are dealt with by way of a rehearing. You need to give a notice of appeal to ARLA within 10 working days of the date of the decision being notified to you.
There is a cost for filing an appeal.
For more information on appeals go to the Ministry of Justice Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority webpage(external link).
For assistance in locating a decision, please contact DLC-DemocracyServices@ccc.govt.nz
Decisions arising from a hearing of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee are listed below. Additional decisions will be added as they become available.
|Caliente Kitchens Ltd [PDF, 14 KB]||20 November 2017||60C  2899|
|Symbur Holdings [PDF, 34 KB]||13 November 2017||60C  2825|
|Natasha Bradley [PDF, 15 KB]||9 November 2017||60C  2799|
|Procope Coffee House [PDF, 13 KB]||8 November 2017||60C  2790|
|The Cuban [PDF, 13 KB]||7 November 2017||60C  2766|
|New York Deli, Christchurch [PDF, 20 KB]||26 October 2017||60B  2674|
|Gursahib Singh Atwal [PDF, 22 KB]||17 October 2017||60A  2539|
|Luke Howard Darlow [PDF, 18 KB]||12 October 2017||60B  2527|
|Rebecca Marie Thomson [PDF, 18 KB]||12 October 2017||60B  2526|
|Cashmere Primary School PTA [PDF, 19 KB]||27 September 2017||60C  2370|
|Heathcote Valley School [PDF, 19 KB]||8 September 2017||60C  2194|
|Hospo Group Limited [PDF, 80 KB]||4 September 2017||60D  2151|
|Wunderbar [PDF, 34 KB]||1 September 2017||60D  2182|
|Olivia Sarah Jane Wells [PDF, 17 KB]||30 August 2017||60D  2150|
|Belfast Sports Community Centre (Inc) [PDF, 19 KB]||17 August 2017||60C  1982|
|Zhe Yu [PDF, 18 KB]||9 August 2017||60B  1926|
|Taejin Kang [PDF, 17 KB]||9 August 2017||60B  1925|
|Darren John Matthews [PDF, 15 KB]||25 July 2017||60D  1747|
|Harewood Bottle Store [PDF, 92 KB]||25 July 2017||60C  1766|
|Liquorpoint NZ [PDF, 30 KB]||19 July 2017||60C  1717|
|A Rolling Stone [PDF, 178 KB]||19 July 2017||60B  1724|
|Bealey Speights Ale House [PDF, 16 KB]||8 June 2017||60C  1364|
|Bottle Store On Selwyn Street [PDF, 85 KB]||8 June 2017||60B  1361|
|Riccarton Wines & Spirits [PDF, 50 KB]||21 June 2017||60D  1450|
|Vodka Plus Limited [PDF, 54 KB]||16 May 2017||60B  1102|
|Lauren Ann Timms [PDF, 17 KB]||6 April 2017||60B  808|
|Tigga Design [PDF, 16 KB]||30 March 2017||60D  755|
|Tigga Design [PDF, 16 KB]||30 March 2017||60D  754|
|PM Liquor Limited [PDF, 50 KB]||29 March 2017||60D  739|
|Kelly Anne Jeffs [PDF, 17 KB]||27 February 2017||60B  437|
|Kimberley Denise Brownie [PDF, 17 KB]||27 February 2017||60B  436|
|Peceli Bulivakarua [PDF, 21 KB]||27 February 2017||60B  432|
|Countdown Church Corner [PDF, 22 KB]||20 February 2017||60C  405|
|Wendy Xu [PDF, 18 KB]||20 February 2017||60D  409|
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