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

Chairperson: Councillor Neville Atkinson
List Members: Councillor Wendy Doody, Councillor Philip Redmond, Councillor Paul Williams, Commissioner Jim Gerard

The above appointments were made at a previous Council meeting on 3 September 2019, with Councillor P Redmond also appointed to the committee on 25 October 2019. Appointments are for a five-year period. The Committee is established 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.

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
Ivory 93 Limited21 August 2020[2020] WDLC 137 (pdf, 3.1 MB)
Rebecca Marie Riley29 November 2019[2019] WDLC 323 (pdf, 217.3 KB)
Kathryn Anne Inwood29 November 2019[2019] WDLC 322 (pdf, 224.7 KB)
Malcolm Andrew Campbell29 November 2019[2019] WDLC 321 (pdf, 224.6 KB)
John Roy Secker29 November 2019[2019] WDLC 320 (pdf, 222.6 KB)
Michelle Marie Ritchie29 November 2019[2019] WDLC 319 (pdf, 211.0 KB)
Lost Cafes Limited trading as The Plough Hotel26 July 2019[2019] WDLC 328 (pdf, 3.9 MB)
Karan Joshi31 July 2019[2019] WDLC 165 (pdf, 244.2 KB)
Holco Holdings Limited  trading as Mainstreet Sports Bar1 February 2019[2019] WDLC 033 (pdf, 1.1 MB)
Juliana da Fonseca Xavier Teixeira13 July 2018[2018] WDLC 172 (pdf, 1.5 MB)
Karan Joshi13 July 2018[2018] WDLC 171 (pdf, 1.8 MB)
Samuel William Hogarth15 June 2016[2016] WDLC 120 (pdf, 59.8 KB)

Contact details

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

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