Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Public Urged to Have Their Say On Local Alcohol Policy

MEDIA RELEASE
Ruapehu District Council

Date: Thursday 23 May 2013

Public Urged to Have Their Say On Local Alcohol Policy

Hospitality providers and other interested members of the public are being encouraged to register to have their say on Ruapehu District Council’s (RDC) draft Local Alcohol Policy.

RDC Policy Planner, Katherine Ivory, said that the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 introduced the option of council’s adopting a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) which allows restrictions on licenced premise’s trading hours, location and the number of licences in an area to be set at a district level.

“The LAP will help to overcome shortcomings in the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 which provided very few ways for council’s and communities to control the supply of alcohol and will replace Ruapehu’s existing Liquor Licensing Policy,” she said.

“Council is in the process of drafting its LAP in consultation with the Police and Medical Officers of Health from the Whanganui and Waikato District Health Boards.”

“The draft LAP is scheduled to be opened for public consultation in July allowing affected stakeholders and other interested parties to put in a submission.”

Ms Ivory noted that as the LAP will become a guiding document for the District Licensing Committee when making decisions on granting liquor licences it is important for licence holders to have their say.

“Council is urging all affected parties and community stakeholders to register with council to receive a copy of the draft LAP and put in a submission when the consultation opens which they can support with a presentation to council if they wish,” she said.

“Under the 1989 Act there were no limits, or way to limit, the number of outlets in an area, no national limits on trading hours, and very few grounds for people to object to licence applications.”

“In addition to limits on trading hours, location and licence numbers LAP’s can also set conditions such as requiring a “one-way door” policy or other discretionary conditions such as how patrons are informed about transport options.”

Ms Ivory said that people could get more information of the development of the LAP and register their interest by going on-line to; www.ruapehudc.govt.nz or by calling their local council office

PETER TILL
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy.

In its original incarnation in the early 1970s, ACC had been a globally innovative “no fault” scheme whereby accident victims surrendered their right to sue those responsible – on the understanding that they would receive compensation at a level that, as Woodhouse famously stated, would be sufficient to enable accident victims to fully participate in social life... More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Bad Transnationals: Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”... More>>

ALSO:

Select Committees: Tobacco Plain Packaging Hearings

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More>>

ALSO:

Milk: Oravida Asked For Cabinet Help

New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism scare, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

ALSO:

With Conditions: Ruataniwha Consents Approved In Draft Decision

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation. More>>

ALSO:

Fast Lanes, Campervans: Labour 'Making The Holidays Easier For Kiwi Drivers'

The next Labour Government will make the holidays easier and journeys quicker for Kiwi families driving on the roads, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Royalty And Its Tourism Spin-Offs

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm. Far more congenial representatives have now emerged... More>>

ALSO:

Privacy (Again): ACC Demands Excessive Privacy Waivers

Labour: “This is just another example of ACC under National deliberately acting to deny treatment and compensation... Those who did fill in the form have effectively been victims of yet another ACC privacy breach. This time Judith Collins knew it was happening..." More>>

ALSO:

IPCC: Many Pathways To Substantial Emissions Reductions Available

A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades. More>>

ALSO:

Bowels: Green Light From Labour For Cancer Screening Programme

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today committed to a national bowel screening programme, starting with extending the current service to the Southern and Waikato districts. More>>

ALSO:

Dotcom Speaks To Mana AGM: Negotiations With The Internet Party To COntinue

The MANA AGM decided unanimously to continue negotiaitions with the Internet Party. Within a month further negotiations, further consultation with MANA branches and a final decision on whether to proceed with a relationship is expected. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news