Trading restrictions

This section looks at ensuring the off-licence aligns with any policies or regulations that may place restrictions on the trading hours for a licence.

Trading days and hours

Are there any restrictions on hours imposed by resource consent or a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP), or has an undertaking been made in relation to days and hours of trade?

Territorial authorities may have an operational LAP. Check with your District Licensing Committee to see if a LAP is in place and, if so, what conditions the LAP permits.

Who does this?

Licensing Inspector and Police.

Trading hour restrictions

Have the statutory conditions in s.48 been applied to the licence?

  • No alcohol is sold on or delivered from the premises on Good Friday, Christmas Day, or before 1pm on Anzac Day.
  • No alcohol is sold on or delivered from the premises at any time on Easter Sunday unless it is grape wine, or fruit or vegetable wine, made on the premises or made from produce harvested from the land on which the premises are situated.
  • Different provisions apply to off-licences endorsed for remote sellers.

Other legislation

Is there any other legislation that may prevent the granting of this application?

  • A District Plan sets out policies and rules on the use, development and protection of land and natural resources in line with the RMA.