The Whakatane District Licensing Agency has a role to play in the reduction of liquor abuse, through its responsibilities and obligations under the Sale of Liquor Act.
Sale of Liquor Act 1989
The Sale of Liquor Act has enabled an increasing number of liquor outlets to open, often for longer hours. It has also given local communities more say on how alcohol is supplied in their area. Find out more about the Sale of Liquor Act (this link will open the NZ Legislation website)
Liquor licensing agencies
The Whakatane District Licensing Agency works closely with the Police and the Toi Ora Public Health. While the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority has overall responsibility for liquor licensing, these three regulatory agencies are responsible for the day to day monitoring and management of liquor issues in the District.
For more information about liquor licensing in the Whakatane District, email the Liquor Licensing Inspector.