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

 


Liquor Licence Suspension For Hastings Hotel


Date: December 20th 2012

Liquor Licence Suspension For Hastings Hotel

Concerns over some aspects of the operation of the Angus Hotel, have resulted in the suspension of the liquor stores off-licence.

In late October the Liquor Licensing Authority in Hastings heard evidence from Police and Hastings District Council’s liquor licensing officer over their opposition to five applications for the renewal of both on and off-licences for the Angus Hotel and a manager’s certificate.

The Authority regarded some of the complaints about breaches of the Sale of Liquor Act by the licence holder, Angus Properties (HB) Limited, as relatively minor, but was concerned that the bottle store had failed three controlled purchase operations during the past three years, the most recent being in February 2012.

The bottle store’s off-licence has been suspended for 21 days commencing 7th January 2013. The application for the renewal of the manager’s certificate was withdrawn by the applicant. The Authority renewed the off-licence for 19 months and 17 days while the on-licence has been renewed for three years.

Evidence was also presented during the hearing that the bottle store had sold two lines of popular RTDs (ready to drink alcohol and flavouring) at a price which was below cost. The Authority said the licensee had engaged in a practice that was likely to result in liquor abuse occurring. It said that RTDs are well known as having a particular appeal to young persons, especially young women. The sale price was so low as to make the product readily available, even to persons of limited means. This evidence was treated in the nature of a test case and did not affect the penalty imposed.

Philip Evans, Community Safety Manager for Hastings District Council, said that the Angus Hotel’s management had breached the object of the Sale of Liquor Act, which was to reduce the amount of liquor abuse in our society. He said that Police had become aware of the very low prices of RTDs at this bottle store after questioning intoxicated people in Hastings CBD.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news