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Alcohol licensing public notices

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All alcohol licence applications are to be publically notified. This applies to new and renewal applications for on-Licences, off-Licences and club Licences. ​Current applications for licences and their public notice are below.

Current applications

Sirocco Wines

Notice published 20th May 2022

Public notice of application for renewal of an OFF licence.

Sirocco Wines Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for a renewal of an OFF licence in respect of the premises situated at 111 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road, Rakaia.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Wine tasting and Sales

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: By Appointment

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 13th June 2022

The Green Parrot

Notice published 19h May 2022

Public notice of application for an ON licence.

The Brazilian Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for an issue of an ON licence in respect of the premises situated at 36 Forest Drive, Methven.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Restaurant

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday; 8am to 1am

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 10th June 2022

Methven United

Notice published 19 May 2022

Public notice of application for a renewal of a CLUB licence.

Methven United has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for a renewal of a CLUB licence in respect of the premises situated at Methven Chertsey Road, Methven.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Club

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday - Thursday; 6pm to 10pm, Friday 5pm to 12am, Saturday 1pm to 12am, Sunday 2pm to 9pm

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 10th June 2022

Southern X Lodge

Notice published 12th May 2022

Public notice of application for a renewal of an ON licence.

Southern X Lodge Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for a renewal of an ON licence in respect of the premises situated at 17 Racecourse Avenue, Methven.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Accomodation Lodge.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday - Sunday; 9.00am - 12.00am

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 1st June 2022

Craft @ Arabica

Notice published 2nd May 2022

Public notice of application for a renewal of an ON licence.

Rootz & Wingz 2013 Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for a renewal of an ON licence in respect of the premises situated at 36 McMillan Street, Methven.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Restaurant

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday - Sunday; 10.00am - 1.00am

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 23rd May 2022

Staveley Store

Notice published 4th May 2022

Public notice of application for an ON licence.

The Station Farmshop Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for an issue of an ON licence in respect of the premises situated at 2 Burgess Road, Staveley.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Restaurant

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Sunday to Thursday: 9.00am - 5:00pm & Friday to Saturday 9.00am to 9.00pm

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 24th May 2022

The Blue Pub

Notice published 14th April 2022

Public notice of application for an OFF licence.

Methven Pubs Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for an issue of an OFF licence in respect of the premises situated at 2 Barkers Road, Methven.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Bottle Store

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday - Sunday: 7.00am - 9:30pm

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may not later than 15 working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with:

The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Committee PO Box 94 Ashburton District Council

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes 9th May 2022

Making an objection

If you wish to object to any application you may do so by sending a written objection to the Ashburton District Licensing Committee, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740.

Download an Objection Form

The objection must be dated, signed by you, and include the following information:

  1. Your name, postal address and phone number/fax number;
  2. Details of the application in respect of which you are making the objection;
  3. Your objection, with reasons;
  4. Whether you wish to be heard in support of your objection.

Please note: If you make your objection by electronic means a signature is not required.

An acknowledgment of your objection will be sent by post at the close of the objection period. A copy of your objection will be sent to the applicant as part of the application process.

Please note: Only people who can demonstrate that he/she has an interest greater than the public generally may object to an application. Once this threshold has been met the grounds on which an objection may be made are found in s.105 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. These are:

  • (a) the object of this Act (s.4 of the Act):
  • (b) the suitability of the applicant:
  • (c) any relevant local alcohol policy:
  • (d) the days on which and the hours during which the applicant proposes to sell alcohol:
  • (e) the design and layout of any proposed premises:
  • (f) whether the applicant is engaged in, or proposes on the premises to engage in, the sale of goods other than alcohol, low-alcohol refreshments, non-alcoholic refreshments, and food, and if so, which goods:
  • (g) whether the applicant is engaged in, or proposes on the premises to engage in, the provision of services other than those directly related to the sale of alcohol, low-alcohol refreshments, non-alcoholic refreshments, and food, and if so, which services:
  • (h) whether (in its opinion) the amenity and good order of the locality would be likely to be reduced, to more than a minor extent, by the effects of the issue of the licence:
  • (i) whether (in its opinion) the amenity and good order of the locality are already so badly affected by the effects of the issue of existing licences that —
    (i) they would be unlikely to be reduced further (or would be likely to be reduced further to only a minor extent) by the effects of the issue of the licence; but
    (ii) it is nevertheless desirable not to issue any further licences:
  • (j) whether the applicant has appropriate systems, staff, and training to comply with the law.

Download the objections to on, off and club licence applications and renewal information sheet