Newspaper IconJune 2024:  New Document - Tikanga Māori and Alcohol Licensing Proceedings

Prepared for the Health Promotion Directorate of Health New Zealand /Te Whatu Ora and the Ministry of Justice by Kristen Maynard

Executive summary 

This report provides independent advice to inform the Ministry of Justice guidance and District
Licensing Committee (DLC) training on the implementation of section 203A(2)(d) of the Sale and
Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Act 2023. This new section 203A(2)(d)
requires DLCs to establish appropriate procedures that allow for tikanga Māori to be incorporated
into DLC proceedings and comes into effect from 30 May 2024.