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.
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.
|Rough Diamond Café Ltd (Rough Diamond Café) [PDF 32KB]||2 November 2016||60C  2855|
|Harewood School PTA [PDF 28KB]||6 October 2016||60D  2602|
|Cashmere Primary School [PDF 28KB]||6 October 2016||60D  2601|
|St Joseph's School [PDF 28KB]||6 October 2016||60D  2600|
|Christchurch Golf Club [PDF 20KB]||4 October 2016||60B  2534|
|Heathcote Valley School [PDF 28KB]||29 September 2016||60C  2447|
|Rough Diamond Café Ltd (Rough Diamond Café) (adjourned) [PDF 20KB]||15 September 2016||60C  2280|
|David John Marshall [PDF 16KB]||1 September 2016||60D  2195|
|Sara Katarina Olsson [PDF 16KB]||1 September 2016||60D  2194|
|John Malachi Taylor [PDF 16KB]||1 September 2016||60D  2193|
|Gurjot Singh [PDF 16KB]||1 September 2016||60D  2192|
|Teneka Louise Spooner
(Corrigendum to Decision 60D  2115) [PDF 16KB]
|31 August 2016||60D  2191|
|Gaetan Gilles Chapon [PDF 24KB]||29 August 2016||60D  2116|
|Teneka Louise Spooner [PDF 24KB]||29 August 2016||60D  2115|
|Barcode Hornby Ltd (Snafu) [PDF 12KB]||4 August 2016||60B  1916|
|Naidu Ravinesh [PDF 16KB]||3 August 2016||60C  1901|
|Robert John Smith [PDF 20KB]||13 July 2016||60C  1683|
|Jemma Stevie Anne Beran [PDF 20KB]||13 July 2016||60C  1680|
|Christopher Mathew Gale [PDF 16KB]||13 July 2016||60C  1679|
|Robbies Bar and Bistro [PDF 16KB]||4 July 2016||60C  1602|
|Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Bar and Restaurant) [PDF 44KB]||4 July 2016||60C  1601|
|Wairakei Liquor Centre [PDF 12KB]||17 June 2016||60A  1413|
|B & S Liquor [PDF 28KB]||9 June 2016||60C  1357|
|Town Tonic [PDF 12KB]||9 June 2016||60A  1347|
|Sarah Jane Heenan [PDF 24KB]||16 May 2016||60D  1090|
|Francis Phillip Ayres [PDF 16KB]||12 May 2016||60D  1091|
|Belfast Liquor Store [PDF 72KB]||9 May 2016||60B  2007|
|Melissa Barry [PDF 16KB]||5 May 2016||60C  1008|
|Carl James Eden [PDF 16KB]||5 May 2016||60C  1009|
|Jemma Stevie Anne Beran (adjourned) [PDF 24KB]||4 May 2016||60C  982|
|World Buskers Festival Trust [PDF 17KB]||18 December 2015||60C  3027|
|S R Jiang Limited (More Pool) [PDF 41KB]||18 December 2015||60B  3026|
|The Stables Ltd [PDF 28KB]||15 December 2015||60D  2987|
|Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Restaurant) [PDF 32KB]||8 December 2015||60C  2933|
|Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd
(Corrigendum to Decision) [PDF 15KB]
|30 November 2015||60C  2842|
|Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd [PDF 31KB]||18 November 2015||60C  2683|
|Preet Pvt Ltd (Warrington Liquor Store) [PDF 34KB]||16 November 2015||60C  2677|
|Casino Bar Limited (Calendar Girls) [PDF 69KB]||10 November 2015||60B  2640|
|Jovanne Pietersee [PDF 13KB]||6 November 2015||60C  2589|
|Stephen Black [PDF 17KB]||22 October 2015||60B  2460|
|Sarah-Jane Eckhold [PDF 17KB]||22 October 2015||60B  2459|
|Sarah Henry [PDF 17KB]||22 October 2015||60B  2458|
|Mahina-Arangi Webber [PDF 17KB]||22 October 2015||60B  2457|
|Daniel Tyce [PDF 17KB]||22 October 2015||60B  2456|
|Cassandra Doherty [PDF 23KB]||8 October 2015||60B  2271|
|Golden Boat Restaurant [PDF 16KB]||5 October 2015||60C  2240|
|Ramandip Singh [PDF 22KB]||20 August 2015||60C  1937|
|Jaylene Saunders [PDF 16KB]||20 August 2015||60C  1840|
|L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton) [PDF 144KB]||20 August 2015||60C  1860|
|Russell Wayne Kenny [PDF 11KB]||7 August 2015||60A  1710|
|PM Liquors Ltd (The Liquor Shop) [PDF 77 KB]||29 July 2015||60C  1642|
|Noir 14 Limited (The Town Tonic) [PDF 36KB]||9 July 2015||60B  1453|
|Mananui Pty Ltd (the Corner Bar) [PDF 36KB]||2 July 2015||60C  1387|
|Ruth Amy Mair [PDF 28KB]||1 July 2015||60C  1383|
|Nomads United AFC Inc. [PDF 44KB]||2 June 2015||60D  1097|
|L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton) [PDF 29KB]||25 May 2015||60D  1049|
|Brown's of Sumner Ltd (Supervalue Sumner) [PDF]||16 April 2015||60C  728|
|Pristine Investments Ltd (Yaldhurst Hotel) [PDF]||4 April 2015||60D  583|
|Wunderbar [PDF]||31 March 2015||60C  626|
|Sarah Jane Heenan [PDF 20KB]||20 March 2015||60D  584|
|Caliente Kitchens Ltd (Tequila Mockingbird) [PDF]||23 December 2014||60B  2958|
|Josias Alberton [PDF]||9 December 2014||60D  2838|
|Persian Kitchen Ltd [PDF]||1 December 2014||60C  2733|
|L Hotel Akaroa Ltd [PDF]||3 September 2014||60C  1946|
|B & S Liquor Ltd [PDF]||21 July 2014||60C  1582|
|Bond Markets Ltd (Bishopdale New World) [PDF]||17 July 2014||60C  1565|
|Wunderbar [PDF]||3 July 2014||60C  1549|
|Lion Liquor Retail Ltd (Liquor King Bush Inn) [PDF]||26 May 2014||60C  1110|
|Ashleigh Summers [PDF]||16 May 2014||60D 1070|
|Redux Café and Wine Bar [PDF]||2 May 2014||60C  867|
|Pegasus 2011 Ltd (Pegasus Arms) [PDF]||16 April 2014||60D  1069|
|Janhurst Holdings Ltd (Cruz) [PDF]||14 April 2014||60D  1015|
|Southern Sun Distillery 2012 Ltd (Thirsty Liquor Pages Road) [PDF]||9 April 2014||60D  1014|
|Rossco’s Holdings Ltd (Coasters Tavern) [PDF]||31 March 2014||60D  600|
|Club 22 [PDF]||26 March 2014||60D  601|
|Special Licences -Primary Schools [PDF 118KB]||10 February 2014||60B  137|
These are collated into a monthly combined document. New monthly documents will be added to the list below as they become available.
Unopposed January 2017 Decisions [PDF 2.04MB]
Unopposed December 2016 Decisions [PDF 2.69MB]
Unopposed November 2016 Decisions [PDF 4.36MB]
Unopposed October 2016 Decisions [PDF 5.40MB]
Unopposed September 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.46MB]
Unopposed August 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.89MB]
Unopposed July 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.95MB]
Unopposed June 2016 Decisions [PDF 5.87MB]
Unopposed May 2016 Decisions [PDF 8.57MB]
Unopposed April 2016 Decisions [PDF 2.20MB]
Unopposed March 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.12MB]
Unopposed February 2016 Decisions [PDF 4.57MB]
Unopposed January 2016 Decisions [PDF 1.42MB]
Unopposed December 2015 Decisions [PDF 12.4MB]
Unopposed November 2015 Decisions [PDF 6.8MB]
Unopposed October 2015 Decisions [PDF 3.5MB]
Unopposed September 2015 Decisions [PDF 3.8MB]
Unopposed August 2015 Decisions [PDF 1.7MB]
Unopposed July 2015 Decisions [PDF 5.4MB]
Unopposed June 2015 Decisions [PDF 5.4MB]