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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

Koji Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Notice published Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 12.40pm

Public notice of application for issue of ON licence.

Sunflower Ashburton Limited, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the issue of an ONlicence in respect of the premises situated at 51 Creek Road Ashburton, known as Koji Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar.

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 – 11.00pm

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 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes Thursday 6th May 2021

Rakaia Squash Club

Notice published Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 11:55am

Public notice of application for renewal of CLUB licence.

Rakaia Squash Club Incorporated, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the renewal of a CLUBlicence in respect of the premises situated at 24 Rakaia Barhill Methven Road Rakaia, known as Rakaia Squash Club.

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

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

Monday; 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Tuesday – Thursday; 6.00pm – 1.00am
Friday ; 6.00pm – 10.00am
Saturdays (2-4x per year) 11.00am – 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 Thursday 6th May 2021

Indian Minar

Notice published Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 2:35pm

Public notice of application for renewal of ON licence.

Krishna Food Limited, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the renewal of an ONlicence in respect of the premises situated at 300 East Street Ashburton, known as Indian Minar.

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 – 11.30pm

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 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 Wednesday 5th May 2021

Hampstead Rugby and All Sports Club

Notice published Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 11.20am

Public notice of application for renewal of CLUB licence.

Hampstead Rugby and All Sports Club Incorporated , has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the renewal of a Club licence in respect of the premises situated at 44 Bridge Street Ashburton, known as Hampstead Rugby and All Sports Club.

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

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

Sunday– Thursday; 11.00am – 10.00pm
Friday – Saturday; 11.00am – 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  Friday 23 April 2021

Countdown Ashburton South

Notice published Friday 26 March 2021 at 11.35am

Public notice of application for renewal of OFF licence.

General Distributors Limited, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the renewal of an OFFlicence in respect of the premises situated at 2 East Street Ashburton, known as Countdown Ashburton South.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Supermarket.

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 Tuesday 20 April 2021

The Bottle O Ashburton

Notice published Thursday 25 March 2021 at 12:15pm

Public notice of application for OFF licence.

AM Retails, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the issue of an OFF licence in respect of the premises situated at 246 Tancred Street Ashburton, known as The Bottle O Ashburton.

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; 9.00am – 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 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Objection period closes Monday 19 April 2021

​​​​​​​​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