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Induction Part One for District Licensing Committees

Induction Part One for District Licensing Committees

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Induction Part One for District Licensing Committees
Induction Part One for District Licensing Committees

Time & Location

03 Nov 2021, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm NZDT

Online Webinar


About the Event

Decision making under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Presented by Karyn South, Partner from Raymond Donnelly & Co, Crown Solicitor's Office,  with Rob O'Brien from Community Law

On-line via Zoom

Wednesday 3rd November  2 pm - 5 pm (Part One)

Wednesday 10th November 2 pm - 5 pm (Part Two) - you will need to register for part two separately. 

These two  3 hour webinars are important training opportunities for DLC members at all levels, across New Zealand.

Building on last years training programmes the material has been updated with latest case law and contains new sections on suitability in light of the  "Two Brothers" decision, and including new research on how best to engage with objectors to safeguard effective community engagement.

The aim is to support District Licensing Committees (DLCs) in their decision making role under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Webinars are free and we encourage all DLC members, DLC secretaries and hearing staff to attend.

These webinars are not relevant or appropriate for Licensing Inspectors.

te hiringa hauora | Health Promotion Agency is funding the workshops as part of its alcohol-specific functions which include giving advice and making recommendations on the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol, its misuse, and resultant harms.  District Licensing Committees (DLC's) exercise an important role in their communities. These workshops provide an opportunity to up-skill in a supportive environment and to share and learn with peers and colleagues.

Our communities deserve consistency and excellence in decisions made by their DLCs. The integrity of the system also requires this. These  workshops will highlight important aspects of the DLC's roles and functions including:

Day 1 – Wednesday 3rd November - 2pm to 5pm

Topic 1: The Act's key principles, provisions and latest case law

  • A summary highlighting key provisions of the Act - your "need to know" sections
  • The object of the Act and its fundamental role in decisions
  • “Alcohol related harm” – what does it mean?

The nature of the jurisdiction

  • Your evaluative function
  • Distinguishing "onus of proof" concepts from the evaluative process
  • Criteria for Issuing or renewing licences (ss105 and 106)

Topic 2: Roles and Responsibilities

Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of who is involved

  • The DLC Secretary
  • DLC Members
  • DLC Commissioners
  • DLC Chairs
  • The Registrar
  • The applicant
  • The Police
  • The Medical Officer of Health
  • The Inspector
  • Objectors
  • Lawyers for any parties
  • Interested parties
  • Media

Topic 3 : Community engagement and the objection process

Topic 4 : Questions and Answers

An opportunity to engage with speakers and have your quesions answered.

Register for Part Two - Wednesday 10th November


  • Webinar Registration

    This is confirmation of your registration to the webinar event. Your webinar login will be sent by email 3 days before the event.




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