Alcohol and liquor licensing
Occasionally this means that the Licence applications will be opposed and the matter is referred to the Liquor Licensing Authority for a hearing.
Surveillance and monitoringThe Health Protection Unit is actively involved in the monitoring of alcohol related problems and issues such as drink driving, alcohol promotions, etc. This includes the host responsibility auditing of liquor licensed premises.
ComplaintsThe Health Protection Unit is a point of contact for information or complaints about liquor licensed premises. This information will be investigated or referred on to other agencies as appropriate.
Working alongside district licensing agencies (local authorities), police and licenseesThe Health Protection Unit strongly advocates a partnership approach to addressing alcohol related problems. This includes working closely with local authorities and the police through liquor licensing liaison groups and supporting local authorities in the development of liquor policies.
It also includes working closely with licensees and managers of liquor licensed premises, supporting premises in making improvements and overcoming problems.
Host responsibility training, advice and informationThe Health Protection Unit works in partnership with New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) accredited providers of managers certificate training supporting the host responsibility component of the courses.
The Health Protection Unit also provides host responsibility training seminars for staff of licensed premises and will support premises in developing host responsibility policies and practices.
Presentations/adviceThe Health Protection Unit is involved in the preparation of policy advice with regard to alcohol and is a participant in many forums on alcohol and related fields.
For more information on our liquor licensing programme please call the Health Protection Unit on (07) 838 2569.