Local Alcohol Policy


The Local Alcohol Policy review is now completed. Council adopted the Local Alcohol Policy, which comes into force on 12 September 2022.

About our Local Alcohol Policy

Our Local Alcohol Policy provides direction on the sale and supply of alcohol in our district and includes things like maximum trading hours, where new licences cannot be issued when close to things like schools, daycares, etc.

It’s an important policy that helps prevent further alcohol related harm in our district. The data that has been made available to us by key central government agencies so far, suggests our current Policy has been working well to reduce harm from alcohol in our communities.

Read the document | Pānui ngā tuhinga

The Hauraki District Council Local Alcohol Policy can also be viewed at the libraries and Council offices in Ngatea, Paeroa and Waihi or can be obtained by calling 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the District).

You told us what you think | Kua kōrero mai koe ōu whakaaro, tēnā rawa atu koe

The provisional Local Alcohol Policy is now closed for Appeals.

A consultation period was held during 19 April – 20 May 2022, submissions were heard and considered at a public hearing held on 15 June 2022. Council then adopted the Provisional Local Alcohol Policy for appeals.

The appeals period ran from 4 July – 3 August 2022. The appeals process is now closed and Council adopted the Local Alcohol Policy at their meeting on 31 August 2022. The new Local Alcohol Policy comes into force from 12 September 2022.