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 (until 18 December 2020).
  • List of members: Cindy Robinson (five years), Paul Rogers (three years), Robin Wilson (three years), Amy Keir (five years), Tanya Surrey (three years) and Helen White (until 18 December 2020).

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
  Redcliffs Fine Wine and Spirits [PDF, 172 KB] 1 July 2019 60D [2019] 1657
  Yingchun XIE [PDF, 51 KB] 4 June 2019 60C [2019] 1384
  Woodham Road Liquor Store [PDF, 72 KB] 30 April 2019 60E [2019] 1092
  Ted's Bar and Grill Limited [PDF, 58 KB] 20 March 2019 60B [2019] 0741
  Brent Bangoy Buenavista [PDF, 25 KB] 13 February 2019 60C [2019] 0347
  Cathedral Grammar School [PDF, 39 KB] 24 January 2019 60D [2019] 0165
  St Albans Catholic School [PDF, 35 KB] 16 January 2019 60B [2019] 0056
  Yankee Bourbon [PDF, 90 KB] 17 December 2018 60C [2018] 3416
  Bottle O Halswell [PDF, 146 KB] 17 December 2018 60D [2018] 3405
  James John Nuttall Price  [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3227
  Andrew Douglas Johnson [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3230
  Tracy Diane Anderson  [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3228
  Stacey Joan Allen [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2018 60C [2018] 3229
  British Basement 12 November 2018 60C [2018] 2992
  The Common Room [PDF, 104 KB] 29 October 2018 60D [2018] 2827
  Cashmere Primary School  [PDF, 23 KB] 27 September 2018 60C [2018] 2476
  Heathcote Valley Primary School [PDF, 22 KB] 27 September 2018 60C [2018] 2466
  Canterbury Jockey Club [PDF, 528 KB] 8 August 2018 60B [2018] 1987
  Boteco Cafe and Restaurant [PDF, 27 KB] 12 July 2018 60C [2018] 1753
  St Joseph's School PTA [PDF, 22 KB] 11 July 2018 60C [2018] 1723
  Thai Orchid [PDF, 50 KB] 11 June 2018 60C [2018] 1408
  James Charles White [PDF, 39 KB] 23 May 2018 60D [2018] 1199
  David Alan Dixon [PDF, 21 KB] 22 May 2018 60D [2018] 1178
  Sequoia Leiy Parish Healey [PDF, 22 KB] 22 May 2018 60D [2018] 1177
  Riccarton Liquor Limited [PDF, 76 KB] 16 May 2018 60A [2018] 1131
  Maia-Grace Herma Billie Tipene [PDF, 17 KB] 29 March 2018 60C [2018] 715
  Brothers Enterprises Limited [PDF, 96 KB] 20 March 2018 60B [2018] 638
  St Patrick's School Parents & Friends Association [PDF, 22 KB] 25 January 2018 60C [2018] 143
  Jared Anthony Mitchell [PDF, 17 KB] 6 December 2017 60C [2018] 166
  The Cathedral Grammar School [PDF, 31 KB] 4 December 2017 60B [2017] 3093
  Caliente Kitchens Ltd [PDF, 14 KB] 20 November 2017 60C [2017] 2899
  Symbur Holdings [PDF, 34 KB] 13 November 2017 60C [2017] 2825
  Natasha Bradley  [PDF, 15 KB] 9 November 2017 60C [2017] 2799
  Procope Coffee House [PDF, 13 KB] 8 November 2017 60C [2017] 2790
  The Cuban [PDF, 13 KB] 7 November 2017 60C [2017] 2766
  New York Deli, Christchurch [PDF, 20 KB] 26 October 2017 60B [2017] 2674
  Gursahib Singh Atwal [PDF, 22 KB] 17 October 2017 60A [2017] 2539
  Luke Howard Darlow [PDF, 18 KB] 12 October 2017 60B [2017] 2527
  Rebecca Marie Thomson [PDF, 18 KB] 12 October 2017 60B [2017] 2526
  Cashmere Primary School PTA [PDF, 19 KB] 27 September 2017 60C [2017] 2370
  Heathcote Valley School [PDF, 19 KB]  8 September 2017 60C [2017] 2194
  Hospo Group Limited [PDF, 80 KB] 4 September 2017 60D [2017] 2151
  Wunderbar [PDF, 34 KB] 1 September 2017 60D [2017] 2182
  Olivia Sarah Jane Wells [PDF, 17 KB]  30 August 2017 60D [2017] 2150
  Belfast Sports Community Centre (Inc) [PDF, 19 KB] 17 August 2017 60C [2017] 1982
  Zhe Yu [PDF, 18 KB] 9 August 2017 60B [2017] 1926
  Taejin Kang [PDF, 17 KB]  9 August 2017 60B [2017] 1925
  Darren John Matthews [PDF, 15 KB] 25 July 2017 60D [2017] 1747
  Harewood Bottle Store [PDF, 92 KB]  25 July 2017 60C [2017] 1766
  Liquorpoint NZ [PDF, 30 KB] 19 July 2017 60C [2017] 1717
  A Rolling Stone [PDF, 178 KB]  19 July 2017  60B [2017] 1724 
  Bealey Speights Ale House [PDF, 16 KB]  8 June 2017 60C [2017] 1364
  Bottle Store On Selwyn Street [PDF, 85 KB]  8 June 2017 60B [2017] 1361
  Riccarton Wines & Spirits [PDF, 50 KB] 21 June 2017 60D [2017] 1450
  Vodka Plus Limited [PDF, 54 KB] 16 May 2017 60B [2017] 1102
  Lauren Ann Timms [PDF, 17 KB]  6 April 2017 60B [2017] 808
  Tigga Design [PDF, 16 KB]  30 March 2017 60D [2017] 755
  Tigga Design [PDF, 16 KB]  30 March 2017 60D [2017] 754
  PM Liquor Limited [PDF, 50 KB]  29 March 2017 60D [2017] 739
  Kelly Anne Jeffs [PDF, 17 KB] 27 February 2017 60B [2017] 437
  Kimberley Denise Brownie [PDF, 17 KB]  27 February 2017 60B [2017] 436
  Peceli Bulivakarua [PDF, 21 KB]  27 February 2017 60B [2017] 432
  Countdown Church Corner [PDF, 22 KB] 20 February 2017 60C [2017] 405
  Wendy Xu [PDF, 18 KB]  20 February 2017 60D [2017] 409
  Craic Irish Bar [PDF, 20 KB]  25 January 2017 60B [2017] 130
  Craic Irish Bar [PDF, 17 KB]  17 January 2017 60B [2017] 130
  Super Liquor Ilam [PDF, 9 KB]  22 December 2016 60A [2016] 3394
  Fillosophy [PDF, 22 KB]  13 December 2016 60C [2016] 3263
  Friends of Cathedral Grammar [PDF, 20 KB]  12 December 2016 60C [2016] 3236
  Siera Alani Dearden [PDF, 17 KB] 28 November 2016 60C [2016] 3083
  Rough Diamond Café Ltd [PDF, 17 KB] (Rough Diamond Café) 2 November 2016 60C [2016] 2855
  Harewood School PTA [PDF, 23 KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2602
  Cashmere Primary School [PDF, 24 KB] 6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2601
  St Joseph's School [PDF, 25 KB]  6 October 2016 60D [2016] 2600
  Christchurch Golf Club [PDF, 17 KB] 4 October 2016 60B [2016] 2534
  Heathcote Valley School [PDF, 25 KB] 29 September 2016 60C [2016] 2447
  Rough Diamond Café Ltd [PDF, 17 KB] (Rough Diamond Café) (adjourned)  15 September 2016 60C [2016] 2280
  David John Marshall [PDF, 12 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2195
  Sara Katarina Olsson [PDF, 16 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2194
  John Malachi Taylor [PDF, 12 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2193
  Gurjot Singh [PDF, 12 KB] 1 September 2016 60D [2016] 2192
  Teneka Louise Spooner [PDF, 13 KB]
(Corrigendum to Decision 60D [2016] 2115)
31 August 2016 60D [2016] 2191
  Gaetan Gilles Chapon [PDF, 21 KB] 29 August 2016 60D [2016] 2116
  Teneka Louise Spooner [PDF, 22 KB]  29 August 2016 60D [2016] 2115
  Renee Tania Puru  [PDF, 12 KB] 10 August 2016 60A [2016] 1958
  Barcode Hornby Ltd (Snafu) [PDF, 10 KB]  4 August 2016 60B [2016] 1916
  Naidu Ravinesh [PDF, 15 KB]  3 August 2016 60C [2016] 1901
  Robert John Smith [PDF, 19 KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1683
  Jemma Stevie Anne Beran [PDF, 19 KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1680
  Christopher Mathew Gale [PDF, 14 KB] 13 July 2016 60C [2016] 1679
  Robbies Bar and Bistro [PDF, 13 KB] 4 July 2016 60C [2016] 1602
  Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Bar and Restaurant) [PDF, 42 KB] 4 July 2016 60C [2016] 1601
  Wairakei Liquor Centre [PDF, 9 KB] 17 June 2016 60A [2016] 1413
  B & S Liquor [PDF, 28 KB] 9 June 2016 60C [2016] 1357
  Town Tonic [PDF, 10 KB] 9 June 2016 60A [2016] 1347
  Caliente Kitchens [PDF, 25 KB] 30 June 2016 60C [2016] 1212
  Sarah Jane Heenan [PDF, 23 KB]  16 May 2016 60D [2016] 1090
  Francis Phillip Ayres  [PDF, 15 KB] 12 May 2016 60D [2016] 1091
  Belfast Liquor Store [PDF, 72 KB] 9 May 2016 60B [2016] 2007
  Melissa Barry [PDF, 15 KB] 5 May 2016 60C [2016] 1008
  Carl James Eden [PDF, 15 KB] 5 May 2016 60C [2016] 1009
  Jemma Stevie Anne Beran [PDF, 20 KB] (adjourned) 4 May 2016 60C [2016] 982
  Fresh Choice Parklands [PDF, 10 KB]  16 March 2016 60B [2016] 479
  World Buskers Festival Trust [PDF, 17 KB]  18 December 2015 60C [2015] 3027
  S R Jiang Limited (More Pool) [PDF, 41 KB]  18 December 2015 60B [2015] 3026
  The Stables Ltd [PDF, 28 KB]  15 December 2015 60D [2015] 2987
  Jumbo Chinese Restaurant Ltd (Celines Restaurant) [PDF, 32 KB] 8 December 2015 60C [2015] 2933
  Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd
[PDF, 15 KB]
(Corrigendum to Decision)
30 November 2015 60C [2015] 2842
  Golden Boat Restaurant Ltd [PDF, 31 KB] 18 November 2015 60C [2015] 2683
  Preet Pvt Ltd (Warrington Liquor Store) [PDF, 34 KB] 16 November 2015 60C [2015] 2677
  Casino Bar Limited (Calendar Girls) [PDF, 69 KB]  10 November 2015 60B [2015] 2640
  Jovanne Pietersee [PDF, 13 KB] 6 November 2015 60C [2015] 2589
  Stephen Black [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2460
  Sarah-Jane Eckhold [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2459
  Sarah Henry [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2458
  Mahina-Arangi Webber [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2457
  Daniel Tyce [PDF, 17 KB]  22 October 2015 60B [2015] 2456
  Cassandra Doherty [PDF, 23 KB] 8 October 2015 60B [2015] 2271
  Golden Boat Restaurant [PDF, 16 KB] 5 October 2015 60C [2015] 2240
  Ramandip Singh [PDF, 22 KB]  20 August 2015 60C [2015] 1937
  Jaylene Saunders [PDF, 16 KB] 20 August 2015  60C [2015] 1840
  L & J Trading Ltd (Spagalimi's New Brighton) [PDF, 144 KB]  20 August 2015  60C [2015] 1860
  Russell Wayne Kenny [PDF, 11 KB] 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, 36 KB]  9 July 2015  60B [2015] 1453
  Mananui Pty Ltd (the Corner Bar) [PDF, 34 KB] 
2 July 2015  60C [2015] 1387 
  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
  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 July 2019 Decisions [PDF, 6 MB]

Unopposed June 2019 Decisions [PDF, 4.2 MB]

Unopposed May 2019 Decisions [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Unopposed April 2019 Decisions [PDF, 2.5 MB]

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, 9.4 MB]/Unopposed [PDF, 12 MB] December decision part 2

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