A special licence allows the sale or supply of alcohol to persons attending an event, private function, street party, sporting event, etc. These events may be at a licensed premises, at other venues, or in public settings.
Large or special events can cause many problems if poorly managed.
Clubs can present many issues for communities when the sale of alcohol is poorly managed.
The exposure of hazardous drinking to minors, and sale of alcohol to minors, can be particularly problematic.
Many communities across the country are actively involved in objecting to on-licence applications. Reducing the number of licensed premises (places that sell alcohol) and problems associated with them can greatly improve your local surroundings and reduce alcohol-related harm.
Off-licences sell the majority (around 80%) of alcohol in New Zealand.
Many communities across the country are actively involved in objecting to off-licence applications.
This section guides you along this process.