District Licensing Committee

The Waimakariri District Licensing Committee (delegated by Council to a subcommittee) is appointed to administer the Council's alcohol licensing framework as determined by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the Council’s Local Alcohol Policy.

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 District Licensing Committee believes that the key to achieving the aims of the Act is in the promotion of responsible attitudes of both licensees and the public in achieving a mature approach to liquor consumption.

Our aim is to make sure that people in the Waimakariri area can enjoy a safe and happy time in our district's alcohol establishments and to make sure everyone is upholding their legislative responsibilities.

Committee members

At the Council meeting on 6 December 2016, Council will appoint a District Licensing Committee: This page will be updated with the new Committee members following this meeting.

Chairperson: Councillor Neville Atkinson
Deputy Chairperson: Commissioner Jim Gerard
List Members: Councillor Wendy Doody, Councillor John Meyer, Councillor Paul Williams, Commissioner Al Lawn

Appointments are for a five-year period commencing 7 December 2016. The Committee is appointed as required by section 186 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

District Licensing Committee hearings

Meeting dates and agendas for the Committee will be published on this page when they are available. Unless stated otherwise, all hearings will be held in the Council Chambers, 215 High Street, Rangiora. 

The Alcohol.org.nz website has guides to assist anyone preparing for a District Licensing Committee hearing.

Notice of hearing

NOTICE is hereby given that the Committee will hold a public hearing to consider the proceedings listed below. The matter will be called at the date and time specified below.

Any person who claims an interest in these proceedings must immediately:

  • File with this office prior to the hearing, the grounds of that interest (if not already notified)
  • Advise if they intend to make submissions or give evidence.in person at the hearing.
  • Provide four copies of a typed statement of the evidence and submissions to be to be tendered at the hearing for the exclusive use of the Committee.
  • Provide additional copies to be made available to other parties at the hearing.

If such persons do not then appear in person or by counsel, the matter may be heard and determined in their absence.

The venue for this hearing will be:

Council Chambers, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Rangiora.

Friday 27 January 10am.

LL1244 - An application by Ivory 93 Limited for an on licence pursuant to s.21 of the Act in respect of premises situated at 93 Ivory Street, Rangiora.


Decisions of the District Licensing Committee

Every decision of the District Licensing Committee must be publicly notified. Please see the decisions of the Waimakariri District Licensing Committee in the following sections:

Decisions from a hearing

ApplicantDateDecision number
Samuel William Hogarth15 June 2016[2016] WDLC 120 (pdf, 59.8 KB)

Decisions from unopposed applications

These are collated into a monthly document. New monthly documents will be added to the list below when they are made available

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File Size
Unopposed Application Decisions JAN 2018 6.2 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions DEC 2017 1.1 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions NOV 2017 1.4 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions OCT 2017 1.6 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions SEPT 2017 1.0 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions AUG 2017 2.1 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions JULY 2017 1.6 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions JUNE 2017 3.0 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions MAY 2017 4.8 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions APR 2017 6.4 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions MAR 2017 6.6 MB
Unopposed Application Decisions FEB 2017 2.6 MB

Annual reports to Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority

Contact details

If you require further information, or wish to make an enquiry relating to any District Licensing Committee decision, please contact:

Malcolm Johnston
District Licensing Committee Secretary
215 High Street
Private Bag 1005
Rangiora 7440