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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
There are a number of legal obligations that your business or group must meet if you wish to serve or sell alcohol in the Waimakariri District.
The sale, supply and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly, and the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised. The Council believes the key to achieving the object of the Act is in the promotion of responsible attitudes of
both licensees and the public in achieving a mature approach to alcohol consumption.
Our aim is to ensure people in the Waimakariri area enjoy a safe and enjoyable environment whilst visiting our district’s licensed establishments. This requires everyone working together and complying with the spirit of the Act.
If you want to sell and supply alcohol, you must hold a current alcohol licence. Find out from the table below about the different types of licence including how to apply for a licence, or renew or change an existing licence.
This allows the sale and supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises.
This allows the sale and supply of alcohol for consuming elsewhere.
This allows the sale and supply of alcohol for consumption on the club premises to club members, their guests and members of clubs with reciprocal visiting rights.
If you are thinking of purchasing a business that currently has an existing licence, a temporary authority allows you to operate the business while your application for a licence is being processed.
A special licence is required if a member of the public wishes to hold a function where alcohol will be sold.
A special licence is also required for sports clubs and other clubs who hold a club licence, but intend to hold an event such as a 21st birthday party, wedding etc.
Holders of on licences wishing to extend their hours and/or licensed area in order to host an event or function also require a special licence.
This allows you to manage licensed premises.
Alcohol licensing fees and charges are listed in this section.
Discuss your proposed new premises with a Licensing Inspector before applying for any new licence or a variation to a licence.
Some changes to your business may need a variation to your licence conditions.
Find out when and how to renew your alcohol licence.
The Waimakariri District Council adopted the
Local Alcohol Policy (pdf, 47.3 KB)
on 3 February 2015. The Local Alcohol Policy covers the maximum trading hours for on licences, off licences, club licences and special licences. It also includes controls on the location of new off licence premises.
Our district has several liquor ban areas. The
Liquor Ban Bylaw 2007 (pdf, 1.5 MB)
includes information on the ban as well as the
maps of liquor ban areas (pdf, 475.5 KB)
The Waimakariri District Licensing Committee is appointed to administer the Council's alcohol licensing framework.
A person may object to the grant of a licence only if he or she has a greater interest in the application than the public generally.
Age limits for people allowed at licensed premises.
There are useful safety tips on planning and hosting a party on the New Zealand Police website.
ServeWise is a free new e-learning tool for all sellers and servers of alcohol, or for people wanting to work in the hospitality industry.