Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act) the District Licensing Committees' (DLC) role is to consider and determine all new and renewal applications, whether opposed or unopposed.

Christchurch City Council as of 18 December 2017 has appointed four DLCs for the period listed below, 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:

  • Commissioners: Cindy Robinson (five years), Paul Rogers (three years), Robin Wilson (three years) and David Blackwell (temporary appointment).
  • List of members: Cindy Robinson (five years), Paul Rogers (three years), Robin Wilson (three years), Amy Keir (five years), Tanya Surrey (three years) and David Blackwell (three years).

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.

Decisions of the DLC

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 

Decisions arising from a hearing

Decisions arising from a hearing of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee are listed below. Additional decisions will be added as they become available.

  Name Date Decision
  Ted's Bar and Grill Limited [PDF, 58 KB] 20 March 2019 60B [2019] 0741
[PDF, 25 KB] Brent Bangoy Buenavista [PDF, 25 KB] 13 February 2019 60C [2019] 0347
[PDF, 39 KB] Cathedral Grammar School [PDF, 39 KB] 24 January 2019 60D [2019] 0165
[PDF, 35 KB] St Albans Catholic School [PDF, 35 KB] 16 January 2019 60B [2019] 0056
[PDF, 90 KB] Yankee Bourbon [PDF, 90 KB] 17 December 2018 60C [2018] 3416
[PDF, 146 KB] Bottle O Halswell [PDF, 146 KB] 17 December 2018 60D [2018] 3405
[PDF, 17 KB] James John Nuttall Price  [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3227
[PDF, 17 KB] Andrew Douglas Johnson [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3230
[PDF, 17 KB] Tracy Diane Anderson  [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3228
[PDF, 17 KB] Stacey Joan Allen [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3229
  British Basement 12 November 2018 60C [2018] 2992
[PDF, 104 KB] The Common Room [PDF, 104 KB] 29 October 2018 60D [2018] 2827
[PDF, 23 KB] Cashmere Primary School  [PDF, 23 KB] 27 September 2018 60C [2018] 2476
[PDF, 22 KB] Heathcote Valley Primary School [PDF, 22 KB] 27 September 2018 60C [2018] 2466
[PDF, 528 KB] Canterbury Jockey Club [PDF, 528 KB] 8 August 2018 60B [2018] 1987
[PDF, 27 KB] Boteco Cafe and Restaurant [PDF, 27 KB] 12 July 2018 60C [2018] 1753
[PDF, 22 KB] St Joseph's School PTA [PDF, 22 KB] 11 July 2018 60C [2018] 1723
[PDF, 50 KB] Thai Orchid [PDF, 50 KB] 11 June 2018 60C [2018] 1408
[PDF, 39 KB] James Charles White [PDF, 39 KB] 23 May 2018 60D [2018] 1199
[PDF, 21 KB] David Alan Dixon [PDF, 21 KB] 22 May 2018 60D [2018] 1178
[PDF, 22 KB] Sequoia Leiy Parish Healey [PDF, 22 KB] 22 May 2018 60D [2018] 1177
[PDF, 76 KB] Riccarton Liquor Limited [PDF, 76 KB] 16 May 2018 60A [2018] 1131
[PDF, 17 KB] Maia-Grace Herma Billie Tipene [PDF, 17 KB] 29 March 2018 60C [2018] 715
[PDF, 96 KB] Brothers Enterprises Limited [PDF, 96 KB] 20 March 2018 60B [2018] 638
[PDF, 22 KB] St Patrick's School Parents & Friends Association [PDF, 22 KB] 25 January 2018 60C [2018] 143
[PDF, 17 KB] Jared Anthony Mitchell [PDF, 17 KB] 6 December 2017 60C [2018] 166
[PDF, 31 KB] The Cathedral Grammar School [PDF, 31 KB] 4 December 2017 60B [2017] 3093
[PDF, 14 KB] Caliente Kitchens Ltd [PDF, 14 KB] 20 November 2017 60C [2017] 2899
[PDF, 34 KB] Symbur Holdings [PDF, 34 KB] 13 November 2017 60C [2017] 2825
[PDF, 15 KB] Natasha Bradley  [PDF, 15 KB] 9 November 2017 60C [2017] 2799
[PDF, 13 KB] Procope Coffee House [PDF, 13 KB] 8 November 2017 60C [2017] 2790
[PDF, 13 KB] The Cuban [PDF, 13 KB] 7 November 2017 60C [2017] 2766
[PDF, 20 KB] New York Deli, Christchurch [PDF, 20 KB] 26 October 2017 60B [2017] 2674
[PDF, 22 KB] Gursahib Singh Atwal [PDF, 22 KB] 17 October 2017 60A [2017] 2539
[PDF, 18 KB] Luke Howard Darlow [PDF, 18 KB] 12 October 2017 60B [2017] 2527
[PDF, 18 KB] Rebecca Marie Thomson [PDF, 18 KB] 12 October 2017 60B [2017] 2526
[PDF, 19 KB] Cashmere Primary School PTA [PDF, 19 KB] 27 September 2017 60C [2017] 2370
[PDF, 19 KB] Heathcote Valley School [PDF, 19 KB]  8 September 2017 60C [2017] 2194
[PDF, 80 KB] Hospo Group Limited [PDF, 80 KB] 4 September 2017 60D [2017] 2151
[PDF, 34 KB] Wunderbar [PDF, 34 KB] 1 September 2017 60D [2017] 2182
[PDF, 17 KB] Olivia Sarah Jane Wells [PDF, 17 KB]  30 August 2017 60D [2017] 2150
[PDF, 19 KB] Belfast Sports Community Centre (Inc) [PDF, 19 KB] 17 August 2017 60C [2017] 1982
[PDF, 18 KB] Zhe Yu [PDF, 18 KB] 9 August 2017 60B [2017] 1926
[PDF, 17 KB] Taejin Kang [PDF, 17 KB]  9 August 2017 60B [2017] 1925
[PDF, 15 KB] Darren John Matthews [PDF, 15 KB] 25 July 2017 60D [2017] 1747
[PDF, 92 KB] Harewood Bottle Store [PDF, 92 KB]  25 July 2017 60C [2017] 1766
[PDF, 30 KB] Liquorpoint NZ [PDF, 30 KB] 19 July 2017 60C [2017] 1717
[PDF, 178 KB] A Rolling Stone [PDF, 178 KB]  19 July 2017  60B [2017] 1724 
[PDF, 16 KB] Bealey Speights Ale House [PDF, 16 KB]  8 June 2017 60C [2017] 1364
[PDF, 85 KB] Bottle Store On Selwyn Street [PDF, 85 KB]  8 June 2017 60B [2017] 1361
[PDF, 50 KB] Riccarton Wines & Spirits [PDF, 50 KB] 21 June 2017 60D [2017] 1450
[PDF, 54 KB] Vodka Plus Limited [PDF, 54 KB] 16 May 2017 60B [2017] 1102
[PDF, 17 KB] Lauren Ann Timms [PDF, 17 KB]  6 April 2017 60B [2017] 808
[PDF, 16 KB] Tigga Design [PDF, 16 KB]  30 March 2017 60D [2017] 755
[PDF, 16 KB] Tigga Design [PDF, 16 KB]  30 March 2017 60D [2017] 754
[PDF, 50 KB] PM Liquor Limited [PDF, 50 KB]  29 March 2017 60D [2017] 739
[PDF, 17 KB] Kelly Anne Jeffs [PDF, 17 KB] 27 February 2017 60B [2017] 437
[PDF, 17 KB] Kimberley Denise Brownie [PDF, 17 KB]  27 February 2017 60B [2017] 436
[PDF, 21 KB] Peceli Bulivakarua [PDF, 21 KB]  27 February 2017 60B [2017] 432
[PDF, 22 KB] Countdown Church Corner [PDF, 22 KB] 20 February 2017 60C [2017] 405
[PDF, 18 KB] Wendy Xu [PDF, 18 KB]  20 February 2017 60D [2017] 409
[PDF, 20 KB] Craic Irish Bar [PDF, 20 KB]  25 January 2017 60B [2017] 130
[PDF, 17 KB] Craic Irish Bar [PDF, 17 KB]  17 January 2017 60B [2017] 130
[PDF, 8.9 KB] Super Liquor Ilam [PDF, 8.9 KB]  22 December 2016 60A [2016] 3394
[PDF, 22 KB] Fillosophy [PDF, 22 KB]  13 December 2016 60C [2016] 3263
[PDF, 20 KB] Friends of Cathedral Grammar [PDF, 20 KB]  12 December 2016 60C [2016] 3236
[PDF, 17 KB] Siera Alani Dearden [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2016 60C [2016] 3083
[PDF, 30 KB] Rough Diamond Café Ltd [PDF, 30 KB] (Rough Diamond Café) 2 November 2016 60C [2016] 2855
[PDF, 23 KB] Harewood School PTA [PDF, 23 KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2602
[PDF, 24 KB] Cashmere Primary School [PDF, 24 KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2601
[PDF, 25 KB] St Joseph's School [PDF, 25 KB]  6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2600
[PDF, 17 KB] Christchurch Golf Club [PDF, 17 KB] 4 October 2016 60B [2016] 2534
[PDF, 25 KB] Heathcote Valley School [PDF, 25 KB] 29 September 2016 60C [2016] 2447
[PDF, 17 KB] Rough Diamond Café Ltd [PDF, 17 KB] (Rough Diamond Café) (adjourned)  15 September 2016 60C [2016] 2280
[PDF, 12 KB] David John Marshall [PDF, 12 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2195
[PDF, 16 KB] Sara Katarina Olsson [PDF, 16 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2194
[PDF, 12 KB] John Malachi Taylor [PDF, 12 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2193
[PDF, 12 KB] Gurjot Singh [PDF, 12 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2192
[PDF, 13 KB] Teneka Louise Spooner [PDF, 13 KB]
(Corrigendum to Decision 60D [2016] 2115)
31 August 2016 60D [2016] 2191
[PDF, 21 KB] Gaetan Gilles Chapon [PDF, 21 KB] 29 August 2016 60D [2016] 2116
[PDF, 22 KB] Teneka Louise Spooner [PDF, 22 KB]  29 August 2016 60D [2016] 2115
[PDF, 12 KB] Renee Tania Puru  [PDF, 12 KB] 10 August 2016 60A [2016] 1958
[PDF, 10 KB] Barcode Hornby Ltd (Snafu) [PDF, 10 KB]  4 August 2016 60B [2016] 1916
[PDF, 15 KB] Naidu Ravinesh [PDF, 15 KB]  3 August 2016 60C [2016] 1901
[PDF, 19 KB] Robert John Smith [PDF, 19 KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1683
[PDF, 19 KB] Jemma Stevie Anne Beran [PDF, 19 KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1680
[PDF, 14 KB] Christopher Mathew Gale [PDF, 14 KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1679
[PDF, 13 KB] Robbies Bar and Bistro [PDF, 13 KB] 4 July 2016 60C [2016] 1602
[PDF, 42 KB] Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Bar and Restaurant) [PDF, 42 KB] 4 July 2016 60C [2016] 1601
[PDF, 9.4 KB] Wairakei Liquor Centre [PDF, 9.4 KB] 17 June 2016 60A [2016] 1413
[PDF, 28 KB] B & S Liquor [PDF, 28 KB] 9 June 2016 60C [2016] 1357
[PDF, 10 KB] Town Tonic [PDF, 10 KB] 9 June 2016 60A [2016] 1347
[PDF, 25 KB] Caliente Kitchens [PDF, 25 KB] 30 June 2016 60C [2016] 1212
[PDF, 23 KB] Sarah Jane Heenan [PDF, 23 KB]  16 May 2016 60D [2016] 1090
[PDF, 15 KB] Francis Phillip Ayres [PDF, 15 KB]  12 May 2016 60D [2016] 1091
[PDF, 72 KB] Belfast Liquor Store [PDF, 72 KB] 9 May 2016 60B [2016] 2007
[PDF, 15 KB] Melissa Barry [PDF, 15 KB] 5 May 2016 60C [2016] 1008
[PDF, 15 KB] Carl James Eden [PDF, 15 KB] 5 May 2016 60C [2016] 1009
[PDF, 20 KB] Jemma Stevie Anne Beran [PDF, 20 KB] (adjourned) 4 May 2016 60C [2016] 982
[PDF, 9.7 KB] Fresh Choice Parklands [PDF, 9.7 KB]  16 March 2016 60B [2016] 479
[PDF, 17 KB] World Buskers Festival Trust [PDF, 17 KB]  18 December 2015 60C [2015] 3027
[PDF, 41 KB] S R Jiang Limited (More Pool) [PDF, 41 KB]  18 December 2015 60B [2015] 3026
[PDF, 28 KB] The Stables Ltd [PDF, 28 KB]  15 December 2015 60D [2015] 2987
[PDF, 32 KB] Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Restaurant) [PDF, 32 KB] 8 December 2015 60C [2015] 2933
[PDF, 15 KB] Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd
[PDF, 15 KB]
(Corrigendum to Decision)
30 November 2015 60C [2015] 2842
[PDF, 31 KB] Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd [PDF, 31 KB] 18 November 2015 60C [2015] 2683
[PDF, 34 KB] Preet Pvt Ltd (Warrington Liquor Store) [PDF, 34 KB] 16 November 2015 60C [2015] 2677
[PDF, 69 KB] Casino Bar Limited (Calendar Girls) [PDF, 69 KB]  10 November 2015 60B [2015] 2640
[PDF, 13 KB] Jovanne Pietersee [PDF, 13 KB] 6 November 2015 60C [2015] 2589
[PDF, 17 KB] Stephen Black [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2460
[PDF, 17 KB] Sarah-Jane Eckhold [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2459
[PDF, 17 KB] Sarah Henry [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2458
[PDF, 17 KB] Mahina-Arangi Webber [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2457
[PDF, 17 KB] Daniel Tyce [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2456
[PDF, 23 KB] Cassandra Doherty [PDF, 23 KB] 8 October 2015 60B [2015] 2271
[PDF, 16 KB] Golden Boat Restaurant [PDF, 16 KB] 5 October 2015 60C [2015] 2240
[PDF, 22 KB] Ramandip Singh [PDF, 22 KB]  20 August 2015 60C [2015] 1937
[PDF, 16 KB] Jaylene Saunders [PDF, 16 KB] 20 August 2015  60C [2015] 1840
[PDF, 144 KB] L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton) [PDF, 144 KB]  20 August 2015  60C [2015] 1860
[PDF, 11 KB] Russell Wayne Kenny [PDF, 11 KB] 7 August 2015 60A [2015] 1710
[PDF, 77 KB] PM Liquors Ltd (The Liquor Shop) [PDF, 77 KB]  29 July 2015 60C [2015] 1642
[PDF, 36 KB] Noir 14 Limited (The Town Tonic) [PDF, 36 KB]  9 July 2015  60B [2015] 1453
[PDF, 34 KB] Mananui Pty Ltd (the Corner Bar) [PDF, 34 KB] 
2 July 2015  60C [2015] 1387 
[PDF, 27 KB] Ruth Amy Mair [PDF, 27 KB]
1 July 2015  60C [2015] 1383
Nomads United AFC Inc.  2 June 2015 60D [2015] 1097
L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton)  25 May 2015 60D [2015] 1049
Brown's of Sumner Ltd (Supervalue Sumner)  16 April 2015 60C [2015] 728
Pristine Investments Ltd (Yaldhurst Hotel) 4 April 2015 60D [2015] 583
Wunderbar  31 March 2015 60C [2015] 626
Sarah Jane Heenan  20 March 2015 60D [2015] 584
Caliente Kitchens Ltd (Tequila Mockingbird)  23 December 2014 60B [2014] 2958 
Josias Alberton  9 December 2014 60D [2014] 2838
Persian Kitchen Ltd  1 December 2014 60C [2014] 2733
L Hotel Akaroa Ltd  3 September 2014 60C [2014] 1946
B & S Liquor Ltd  21 July 2014 60C [2014] 1582
Bond Markets Ltd (Bishopdale New World)  17 July 2014 60C [2014] 1565
Wunderbar 3 July 2014 60C [2014] 1549
Lion Liquor Retail Ltd (Liquor King Bush Inn) 26 May 2014 60C [2014] 1110
Ashleigh Summers  16 May 2014 60D[2014] 1070
Redux Café and Wine Bar
2 May 2014 60C [2014] 867
Pegasus 2011 Ltd (Pegasus Arms)  16 April 2014 60D [2014] 1069
Janhurst Holdings Ltd (Cruz)  14 April 2014 60D [2014] 1015
Southern Sun Distillery 2012 Ltd (Thirsty Liquor Pages Road) 9 April 2014 60D [2014] 1014
Rossco’s Holdings Ltd (Coasters Tavern) 31 March 2014 60D [2014] 600
Club 22  26 March 2014 60D [2014] 601
[PDF, 119 KB] Special Licences -Primary Schools [PDF, 119 KB] 10 February 2014 60B [2014] 137

Decisions arising from unopposed applications

These are collated into a monthly combined document. New monthly documents will be added to the list below as they become available.

Unopposed March 2019 Decisions [PDF, 20 MB]

Unopposed February 2019 Decisions [PDF, 3.8 MB]

Unopposed January 2019 Decisions [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Unopposed December 2018 Decisions [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Unopposed November 2018 Decisions [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Unopposed October 2018 Decisions [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Unopposed September 2018 Decisions [PDF, 3.1 MB]

Unopposed August 2018 Decisions [PDF, 3.9 MB]

Unopposed July 2018 Decisions [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Unopposed June 2018 Decisions [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Unopposed May 2018 Decisions [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Unopposed April 2018 Decisions [PDF, 2.9 MB]

Unopposed March 2018 Decisions [PDF, 6.2 MB]

Unopposed February 2018 Decisions [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Unopposed January 2018 Decisions [PDF, 985 KB]

Unopposed December 2017 Decisions [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Unopposed November 2017 Decisions [PDF, 4.8 MB]

Unopposed October 2017 Decisions [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Unopposed September 2017 Decisions [PDF, 2.8 MB]

Unopposed August 2017 Decisions [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Unopposed July 2017 Decisions [PDF, 3.1 MB]

Unopposed June 2017 Decisions [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Unopposed May 2017 Decisions [PDF, 3 MB]

Unopposed April 2017 Decisions  [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Unopposed March 2017 Decisions [PDF, 4.1 MB] 

Unopposed February 2017 Decisions  [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Unopposed January 2017 Decisions [PDF, 2 MB]

Unopposed December 2016 Decisions [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Unopposed November 2016 Decisions [PDF, 4.2 MB]

Unopposed October 2016 Decisions [PDF, 5.1 MB]

Unopposed September 2016 Decisions [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Unopposed August 2016 Decisions [PDF, 3.7 MB]

Unopposed July 2016 Decisions [PDF, 3.8 MB] 

Unopposed June 2016 Decisions [PDF, 5.6 MB]

Unopposed May 2016 Decisions [PDF, 8.6 MB]

Unopposed April 2016 Decisions [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Unopposed March 2016 Decisions [PDF, 3.1 MB] 

Unopposed February 2016 Decisions [PDF, 4.6 MB] 

Unopposed January 2016 Decisions [PDF, 1.4 MB] 

Unopposed December 2015 Decisions [PDF, 12 MB] [PDF, 9.4 MB] 

Unopposed November 2015 Decisions [PDF, 6.6 MB]

Unopposed October 2015 Decisions [PDF, 3.4 MB] 

Unopposed September 2015 Decisions [PDF, 3.8 MB] 

Unopposed August 2015 Decisions [PDF, 4.5 MB] 

Unopposed July 2015 Decisions [PDF, 5.3 MB] 

Unopposed June 2015 Decisions [PDF, 5.5 MB]

Unopposed May 2015 Decisions 

Unopposed April 2015 Decisions 

Unopposed March 2015 Decisions

Unopposed February 2015 Decisions 

Unopposed January 2015 Decisions 

Unopposed December 2014 Decisions 

Unopposed November 2014 Decisions 

Unopposed October 2014 Decisions 

Unopposed September 2014 Decisions

Unopposed August 2014 Decisions

Unopposed July 2014 Decisions 

Unopposed June 2014 Decisions

Unopposed May 2014 Decisions

Unopposed April 2014 Decisions

Unopposed March 2014 Decisions

Unopposed February 2014 Decisions

Unopposed January 2014 Decisions