Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Liquor Licence Suspended


Senior Constable Loye applied for the suspension of an off-licence in respect of premises at Unit F, 1104-1118 Great North Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland, known as "Super Liquor Pt Chevalier", and for the suspension of a General Manger's Certificate held by Ravinder Kumar Arora.

The operation of the premises have been conducted in breach of the provisions of the Act, and the manager had failed to conduct the premises in a proper manner.

On the 15 September 2005, three local college students, two of whom were aged 17 years, and one aged 16, entered the licensed premises and purchased liquor. The students were in mufti at the time. Two sales were made, and although it is alleged that the customers were asked for some acceptable form of identification to establish their age, the Duty Manager did not pursue the matter when told that no suitable means of identification was available.

The unlawful sales subsequently attracted the attention of the authorities at the students' school, who advised their parents. The parents, in their turn, notified the Police.

The allegations were not disputed. The Police recommended that the off-licence and the manager's certificate should be suspended for periods which they consider appropriate to the nature of the offences. The respondents accepted this recommendation.

The following orders were made by the Liquor Licensing Authority in relation to the application –
(a) Off-licence number 007/OFF/180/2004, is suspended for two days from 9.00 am on Wednesday 16 November 2005 until 9,00 am of Friday 18 November 2005.
(b) General Manager's Certificate number GM/007/304/05, issued to Ravinder Kumar Arora, is suspended for 14 days from Monday 21 November 2005,

The Police are happy with this result as it reinforces the need for liquor retailers to ensure that their customers are of the correct age to purchase alcohol. It is not sufficient to just ask their age, they have to go further to sight, and confirm, details on acceptable forms of ID (Passport / Drivers Licence or 18+ ID Card).

Further prosecutions will be taken to the Authority, where there is sufficient evidence to prove that suitable ID’ing practices are not in place. If parents, or school staff, believe that premises are still selling to minors, they should approach there local Liquor Licensing Officers.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news