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Apply early for Special alcohol licences for summer events

12 Nov 2020, 12:00 PM

If you're holding an event this summer that will need a special alcohol licence, please plan ahead and apply as soon as possible.

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act), all applications must be made at least 20 working days before the event is held (although exceptions can be made for unforseen events such as funerals).

If your event occurs between 20 December 2020 to mid-February 2021 the application must be lodged with the Waitomo District Licensing Committee by 20 November 2020.

That’s because under the Act, non-working days for processing Special Licences are 20 December - 15 January the following year.

For further information please contact us on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz