Liquor licensing

Liquor licensing training under way

Liquor licensing training under way

Dunedin's new liquor licensing decision-makers start their training today, headed by a former city councillor.

Easy liquor licences not a good look

The increasing number of liquor licences granted in Queenstown is tarnishing the resort town's image, a report released this morning says.

Underage sales see Super Liquor licence suspensions

Underage sales see Super Liquor licence suspensions

Super Liquor stores in Dunedin and Mosgiel were temporarily closed recently by the Liquor Licensing Authority after staff sold alcohol to a 16-year-old girl.

Alcohol Reform Bill through faster

Alcohol Reform Bill through faster

A last-minute change in Parliament will have the Alcohol Reform Bill put through its third and final reading next month, bringing forward likely requirements for Dunedin bar owners to pay higher fees.

Three liquor shops make sales to boy

Three Invercargill premises operated by the local licensing trust sold alcohol to a 16-year-old boy during part of a controlled-purchase operation on Friday night.

Bill lifts bar for licensees

Bill lifts bar for licensees

The Government's proposed Alcohol Reform Bill was "very much stronger" than current legislation and could make life "quite uncertain" for licensees, former Liquor Licensing Authority Judge Bill Unwin said in Queenstown yesterday.

Liquor licence forfeited; restaurant ban

A Cromwell restaurant owner last year convicted of indecently assaulting two former employees and offering to supply cannabis to a person under the age of 18 at one of his restaurants will lose his liquor licence and his ability to enter his restaurants during business hours.

Licence not suspended

Licence not suspended

The Liquor Licensing Authority decided not to suspend an off-licence for the Clutha Licensing Trust at a hearing in Balclutha yesterday.

Bar owner seeks 'one rule for all' over licensing breaches

Bar owner seeks 'one rule for all' over licensing breaches

A Dunedin bar owner has criticised the police over what he says is bias and a lack of consistency in punishing licensees for selling alcohol to minors.

Liquor stings detail range of breaches

Liquor stings detail range of breaches

Seven Dunedin and Mosgiel liquor licences or business operations were suspended this year after employees sold alcohol to people as young as 15 in a series of undercover police stings.

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