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District Licensing CommitteeNgā Komiti Whiriwhiri Hoko Waipiro ā-Rohe

This committee administers Council’s alcohol licensing framework, which requires the appointing of one or more committees to deal with such matters. An independent commissioner chairs Napier City District’s Licensing Committee and members are a mix of councillors and lay persons.

To administer the Council’s alcohol licensing framework as determined by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The Act requires the Council to appoint one or more District Licensing Committees to deal with licensing matters. Although the District Licensing Committee in Napier City is a committee of Council and receives Council administrative support, it primarily operates as a decision making body without the influence of Council. An independent Commissioner chairs Napier City District Licensing Committee and the members are a mix of appointed councillors and suitably qualified lay persons.

Terms of Reference:

The functions of the District Licensing Committee is specified by the Act and include:

  1. to consider and determine applications for licences and manager’s certificates,
  2. to consider and determine applications for renewal of licences and manager’s certificates,
  3. to consider and determine applications for temporary authority to carry on the sale and supply of alcohol in accordance with section 136,
  4. to consider and determine applications for the variation, suspension, or cancellation of special licences,
  5. to consider and determine applications for the variation of licences (other than special licences) unless the application is brought under section 280,
  6. with the leave of the chairperson for the licensing authority, to refer applications to the licensing authority,
  7. to conduct inquiries and to make reports as may be required of it by the licensing authority under section 175, and
  8. any other functions conferred on licensing committees by or under this Act or any other enactment.

 The committee may make recommendations to Council.

Chair’s delegation

When no objection to an application has been received (for a licence, manager’s certificate, or renewal of a license or manager’s certificate), and no matters of opposition have been raised under section 103, 129 or 141, the Chair has the delegation to decide on the papers and issue decisions on such applications.

 

Committee Details

Positions 
Chairperson Dave Fellows
Deputy Chairperson Deputy Mayor Faye White
Executive Director City Strategy
Details 
Meets As required
Membership

Two representatives of Napier City Council:

Deputy Mayor Faye White

Councillor Keith Price

External membership - Two representatives:

John Cocking

Ross Pinkham

Appointments for all representatives and Chair except for Councillor Price were made for a period of 5 years as allowed for under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, commencing on 28 November 2013 and expiring on 29 November 2018.

Councillor Price was appointed in 2016.

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