Date: 30 March 2020 Sector Alcohol Licensing
As the end of the year looms, planning for Christmas-themed workplace functions and events also begins. Many of these events will escape alcohol licensing requirements, typically because the event is private, small-scale and because alcohol is being supplied at no charge (or guests are bringing their own).
Date: 14 October 2019 Sector Alcohol Licensing
This Stuff article makes an interesting read and critiques alcohol control measures in the current law. It argues that recommendations in the 2010 Law Commission report, Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm, which were aimed at reducing the effects of alcohol misuse on society, haven’t been implemented.
Date: 20 August 2019 Sector Alcohol Licensing
When the Alcohol Reform Bill was first read in Parliament, its sponsoring minister, Hon Simon Power, said that a consequence would be alcohol licences would become harder to get and easier to lose. The May 2018 High Court decision in Medical Officer of Health (Wellington Region) v Lion Liquor Retail Ltd seems to confirm that new reality, which applies not just to new licences but to the grant of renewed licences as well. This article traces the progress of Lion Liquor as it weaved its way from the Wellington District Licensing Committee, to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority, and eventually to the High Court.
Date: 01 November 2018 Sector Alcohol Licensing
Is your existing licensed premises undergoing repairs, alterations or rebuilding or other unforeseen event and you are not sure whether you can simply move to another premises and start trading? This article explains the option available under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 which allows the licensing committees to authorise licences, provided certain legislative criteria is met, for alternative premises where an existing premises are unfit for the sale of alcohol.
Date: 31 May 2018 Sector Alcohol Licensing
If your principal business isn’t the sale of food products – then probably not. This could mean that your off-licence isn’t granted or renewed. This article considers recent case law on licensed grocery stores, including cases where well-established licensed premises have had their off-licence taken off them.
Date: 09 May 2017 Sector Alcohol Licensing
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 introduced a new enforcement protocol into New Zealand’s alcohol licensing regime to address consistent and serious offending. The protocol has not yet been tested, but over the coming years it will have a serious impact on a number of licensees.
Date: 15 July 2015 Sector Alcohol Licensing
How does an applicant prove the amenity and good order of a locality to obtain a licence for the sale and supply of alcohol? This was the question before the recent High Court decision in Re Venus NZ Limited.
Date: 02 July 2015 Sector Alcohol Licensing