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


Dunedin Local Alcohol Policy approved

Dunedin (Thursday, 25 October 2018) – New rules around the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in Dunedin are expected to be in place early next year.

The Dunedin City Council was advised this week that the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) has approved the Dunedin Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). At its meeting on Tuesday, the Council will consider a report which recommends the new policy comes into effect on 1 February.

The main changes will be reduced on-licence and off-licence hours and the introduction of a one-way door policy from 2.30am, meaning people can leave but no new patrons can enter the premises from that time.

Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says, “This has been a long and involved process, but I’m pleased we finally have some certainty for alcohol licence holders and the community.

“The law requires LAPs to try to reduce alcohol-related harm, which is a major issue across the country. We had hoped to bring in strong local measures which would tackle this head on, but unfortunately some of our initiatives weren’t accepted. This policy will make a difference, but it would have been great if we could have gone further.”

The DCC draft LAP, which was released in 2014, attracted more than 4200 submissions. A range of submitters appealed some of the proposed changes and ARLA ruled in their favour. The DCC then submitted a revised LAP, which was signed off by parties who had previously appealed the proposed policy, and which has now been approved by ARLA.

Visit www.dunedin.govt.nz/lap to read the LAP.


Subject Current Sale of Liquor Policy Adopted LAP
On-licence in non-residential areas Monday to Sunday

8am to 4am the following day 1 Monday to Sunday

8am to 3am the following day
On-licence in non-residential areas: cafes and restaurants Not in policy Monday to Sunday

8am to 1am the following day
On-licence in non-residential areas: entertainment premises Not in policy Monday to Sunday

5pm to 4am the following day

Will require:

• Live entertainment

• Door charge

2.30am one-way door
On-licence in or adjacent to residential areas Sunday to Thursday

9am to 11pm

Friday and Saturday

9am to 12 midnight Sunday to Thursday

9am to 11pm

Friday and Saturday

9am to 12 midnight
On-licence in remote areas Not in policy Monday to Sunday

8am to 2am the following day
Off-licence premises Monday to Sunday

7am to 11pm 2 Monday to Sunday

7am to 10pm
Club licence premises Monday to Friday

8am to 12 midnight

Saturday and public holidays

8am to 1am the following day Sunday to Thursday

9am to 11pm

Friday and Saturday

9am to 12 midnight
Special licence At the discretion of the District Licensing Agency Unlicensed premises – end at 1am on day following start of event

Licensed premises – to maximum trading time

DLC has discretion to grant greater hours on case-by-case basis
LOCATION Regulated by the Resource Management Act and the Dunedin District Plan – limits new licences to the central activity and local activity zones No new hotels, taverns/pubs or bottle stores within 100m of any sensitive area
ONE-WAY DOOR Not in policy One-way door from 2.30am
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY Not in policy On and club licensed premises to display maximum occupancy beside licence

NB: The current Sale of Liquor Policy is still used as a guide. “Not in policy” indicates there is no reference to this element in the Sale of Liquor Policy.

1 These hours are the default maximum hours for on-licensed premises set in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

2 These hours are the default maximum hours for off-licensed premises set in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We Should Be Betting Quite So Heavily On Astra Zeneca’s Covid Vaccine

According to this week’s Speech from the Throne, maintaining public safety during the pandemic will remain the government’s top priority. Next year will (hopefully) bring the rolling out of a free vaccination against Covid-19 to New Zealander. Currently, there are three possible vaccine contenders but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be only one of the factors determining which vaccine will pre-dominate. On the basis of the cost per dose, and the ease of manufacture, storage and distribution, the Astra Zeneca/Oxford University vaccine will almost certainly be the prime choice for New Zealand, at least initially... More>>


New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels