Local Alcohol Policies - What's happening?
Around 30 local councils have consulted on a Draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) for their district. A number of these have notified their provisional LAP. All the provisional LAPs that have been notified have been appealed by alcohol and hospitality industry interests. At least one has also been appealed by the NZ Police/Public Health Service. The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) are scheduled to hear the first appeals in late July/August 2014. A number of councils are awaiting the outcomes of these appeals before making final decisions on their LAP.
Auckland: Public submissions on the city’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy closed 16 July 2014.
For a copy of Auckland’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy and more information on the consultation process visit Help Shape Local Alcohol Policy .
- Nov 2014: ARLA decision 7/11/14 Hospitality NZ Inc. vs Tasman District Council
- 17 Nov 2014: FANNZ Update
- Nov 2014: Newsletter -Edition 3
New Zealandís Alcohol Laws have changed
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was passed on the 18th December 2012. This new legislation replaces the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. The new legislation came into force in stages with the final parts coming into force on the 18th December 2013.
For more information on these changes please click on the relevant tab on the left panel "Legislation" or below.