As of 18 December 2013 Liquor licenses will be issued by the District Licensing Committee of Napier City Council.
The requirement for licences and the criteria the Committee consider when granting them are set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and Regulations. The Act and Regulations can be viewed at:
The sale or supply of liquor to the public requires a licence under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. There are 4 types of licences:
A licence is issued to a named person, company or legal entity in relation to a premises or conveyance. Conveyances are vehicles such as aircraft, vessels, trains etc. A licence cannot be transferred from one person to another or from one premises or conveyance to another.
Contact us if you plan on selling or supplying liquor to the public, as you will need to consider planning and building issues and any other rules specific to your area. You will also need to talk to us about any requirements for kitchen, bar and toilet facilities.