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:

  • Commissioners: Paul Rogers, Robin Wilson, Grant Buchanan, Al Lawn
  • List of members: Paul Rogers, Robin Wilson, Grant Buchanan, Al Lawn, Tanya Surrey, Paul Buttell, David Blackwell, John Verry.

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.

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
Lauren Ann Timms [PDF 18KB] 6 April 2017 60B [2017] 808
Tigga Design [PDF 17KB] 30 March 2017 60D [2017] 755
Tigga Design [PDF 17KB] 30 March 2017 60D [2017] 754
PM Liquor Limited [PDF 51KB] 29 March 2017 60D [2017] 739
Kelly Anne Jeffs [PDF 18KB] 27 February 2017 60B [2017] 437
Kimberley Denise Brownie [PDF 18KB] 27 February 2017 60B [2017] 436
Peceli Bulivakarua [PDF 22KB] 27 February 2017 60B [2017] 432
Countdown Church Corner  [PDF 22KB] 20 February 2017 60C [2017] 405
Wendy Xu [PDF 18KB] 20 February 2017 60D [2017] 409
Craic Irish Bar [PDF 21 KB] 25 January 2017 60B [2017] 130
Craic Irish Bar [PDF 21 KB] 17 January 2017 60B [2017] 130
Super Liquor Ilam [PDF 12 KB] 22 December 2016 60A [2016] 3394
Fillosophy [PDF 23KB] 13 December 2016 60C [2016] 3263
Friends of Cathedral Grammar [20KB] 12 December 2016 60C [2016] 3236
Siera Alani Dearden [PDF 17KB] 28 November 2016 60C [2016] 3083
Rough Diamond Café Ltd (Rough Diamond Café) [PDF 32KB] 2 November 2016 60C [2016] 2855
Harewood School PTA [PDF 28KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2602
Cashmere Primary School [PDF 28KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2601
St Joseph's School [PDF 28KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2600
Christchurch Golf Club [PDF 20KB] 4 October 2016 60B [2016] 2534
Heathcote Valley School [PDF 28KB] 29 September 2016 60C [2016] 2447
Rough Diamond Café Ltd (Rough Diamond Café) (adjourned) [PDF 20KB] 15 September 2016 60C [2016] 2280
David John Marshall [PDF 16KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2195
Sara Katarina Olsson [PDF 16KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2194
John Malachi Taylor [PDF 16KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2193
Gurjot Singh [PDF 16KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2192
Teneka Louise Spooner
(Corrigendum to Decision 60D [2016] 2115) [PDF 16KB]
31 August 2016 60D [2016] 2191
Gaetan Gilles Chapon [PDF 24KB] 29 August 2016 60D [2016] 2116
Teneka Louise Spooner [PDF 24KB] 29 August 2016 60D [2016] 2115
Renee Tania Puru  [PDF 12KB] 10 August 2016 60A [2016] 1958
Barcode Hornby Ltd (Snafu) [PDF 12KB] 4 August 2016 60B [2016] 1916
Naidu Ravinesh [PDF 16KB] 3 August 2016 60C [2016] 1901
Robert John Smith [PDF 20KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1683
Jemma Stevie Anne Beran [PDF 20KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1680
Christopher Mathew Gale [PDF 16KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1679
Robbies Bar and Bistro [PDF 16KB] 4 July 2016 60C [2016] 1602
Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Bar and Restaurant) [PDF 44KB] 4 July 2016 60C [2016] 1601
Wairakei Liquor Centre [PDF 12KB] 17 June 2016 60A [2016] 1413
B & S Liquor [PDF 28KB] 9 June 2016 60C [2016] 1357
Town Tonic [PDF 12KB] 9 June 2016 60A [2016] 1347
Caliente Kitchens [PDF 25KB] 30 June 2016 60C [2016] 1212
Sarah Jane Heenan [PDF 24KB] 16 May 2016 60D [2016] 1090
Francis Phillip Ayres [PDF 16KB] 12 May 2016 60D [2016] 1091
Belfast Liquor Store [PDF 72KB] 9 May 2016 60B [2016] 2007
Melissa Barry [PDF 16KB] 5 May 2016 60C [2016] 1008
Carl James Eden [PDF 16KB] 5 May 2016 60C [2016] 1009
Jemma Stevie Anne Beran (adjourned) [PDF 24KB] 4 May 2016 60C [2016] 982
Fresh Choice Parklands [PDF 10KB] 16 March 2016 60B [2016] 479
World Buskers Festival Trust [PDF 17KB] 18 December 2015 60C [2015] 3027
S R Jiang Limited (More Pool) [PDF 41KB] 18 December 2015 60B [2015] 3026
The Stables Ltd [PDF 28KB] 15 December 2015 60D [2015] 2987
Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Restaurant) [PDF 32KB] 8 December 2015 60C [2015] 2933
Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd
(Corrigendum to Decision) [PDF 15KB]
30 November 2015 60C [2015] 2842
Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd [PDF 31KB] 18 November 2015 60C [2015] 2683
Preet Pvt Ltd (Warrington Liquor Store) [PDF 34KB] 16 November 2015 60C [2015] 2677
Casino Bar Limited (Calendar Girls) [PDF 69KB] 10 November 2015 60B [2015] 2640
Jovanne Pietersee  [PDF 13KB] 6 November 2015 60C [2015] 2589
Stephen Black [PDF 17KB] 22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2460
Sarah-Jane Eckhold [PDF 17KB] 22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2459
Sarah Henry [PDF 17KB] 22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2458
Mahina-Arangi Webber [PDF 17KB] 22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2457
Daniel Tyce [PDF 17KB] 22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2456
Cassandra Doherty [PDF 23KB] 8 October 2015 60B [2015] 2271
Golden Boat Restaurant [PDF 16KB] 5 October 2015 60C [2015] 2240
Ramandip Singh [PDF 22KB] 20 August 2015 60C [2015] 1937
Jaylene Saunders  [PDF 16KB] 20 August 2015  60C [2015] 1840
L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton) [PDF 144KB] 20 August 2015  60C [2015] 1860
Russell Wayne Kenny [PDF 11KB] 7 August 2015 60A [2015] 1710
PM Liquors Ltd (The Liquor Shop) [PDF 77 KB] 29 July 2015 60C [2015] 1642
Noir 14 Limited (The Town Tonic) [PDF 36KB] 9 July 2015  60B [2015] 1453
Mananui Pty Ltd (the Corner Bar) [PDF 36KB] 2 July 2015  60C [2015] 1387 
Ruth Amy Mair [PDF 28KB] 1 July 2015  60C [2015] 1383
Nomads United AFC Inc. [PDF 44KB] 2 June 2015 60D [2015] 1097
L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton) [PDF 29KB] 25 May 2015 60D [2015] 1049
Brown's of Sumner Ltd (Supervalue Sumner) [PDF] 16 April 2015 60C [2015] 728
Pristine Investments Ltd (Yaldhurst Hotel) [PDF] 4 April 2015 60D [2015] 583
Wunderbar [PDF] 31 March 2015 60C [2015] 626
Sarah Jane Heenan [PDF 20KB] 20 March 2015 60D [2015] 584
Caliente Kitchens Ltd (Tequila Mockingbird) [PDF] 23 December 2014 60B [2014] 2958 
Josias Alberton [PDF] 9 December 2014 60D [2014] 2838
Persian Kitchen Ltd [PDF] 1 December 2014 60C [2014] 2733
L Hotel Akaroa Ltd [PDF] 3 September 2014 60C [2014] 1946
B & S Liquor Ltd [PDF] 21 July 2014 60C [2014] 1582
Bond Markets Ltd (Bishopdale New World) [PDF] 17 July 2014 60C [2014] 1565
Wunderbar [PDF] 3 July 2014 60C [2014] 1549
Lion Liquor Retail Ltd (Liquor King Bush Inn) [PDF] 26 May 2014 60C [2014] 1110
Ashleigh Summers [PDF] 16 May 2014 60D[2014] 1070
Redux Café and Wine Bar [PDF] 2 May 2014 60C [2014] 867
Pegasus 2011 Ltd (Pegasus Arms) [PDF] 16 April 2014 60D [2014] 1069
Janhurst Holdings Ltd (Cruz) [PDF] 14 April 2014 60D [2014] 1015
Southern Sun Distillery 2012 Ltd (Thirsty Liquor Pages Road) [PDF] 9 April 2014 60D [2014] 1014
Rossco’s Holdings Ltd (Coasters Tavern) [PDF] 31 March 2014 60D [2014] 600
Club 22 [PDF] 26 March 2014 60D [2014] 601
Special Licences -Primary Schools [PDF 118KB] 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 2017 Decisions [PDF 4.1MB]

Unopposed February 2017 Decisions [PDF 3.5MB]

Unopposed January 2017 Decisions [PDF 2.1MB]

Unopposed December 2016 Decisions [PDF 2.7MB]

Unopposed November 2016 Decisions [PDF 4.4MB]

Unopposed October 2016 Decisions [PDF 5.4MB]

Unopposed September 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.5MB] 

Unopposed August 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.9MB]

Unopposed July 2016 Decisions [PDF 4.0MB]

Unopposed June 2016 Decisions [PDF 5.9MB]

Unopposed May 2016 Decisions [PDF 8.6MB]

Unopposed April 2016 Decisions [PDF 2.2MB]

Unopposed March 2016 Decisions [PDF 3.2MB]

Unopposed February 2016 Decisions [PDF 4.6MB]

Unopposed January 2016 Decisions [PDF 1.5MB]

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]

Unopposed May 2015 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed April 2015 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed March 2015 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed February 2015 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed January 2015 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed December 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed November 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed October 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed September 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed August 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed July 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed June 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed May 2014 Decisions [PDF]

 Unopposed April 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed March 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed February 2014 Decisions [PDF]

Unopposed January 2014 Decisions [PDF]