New Windsor, Auckland

13 hours ago

How liquor licensing works in West Auckland

Brian from New Lynn

From "the trusts" latest email
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We often get questions from members of the public about how liquor licensing works in West Auckland. To help you understand our role and how licensing works, we have answered some of the most common questions we get here.
Were … View more
From "the trusts" latest email
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We often get questions from members of the public about how liquor licensing works in West Auckland. To help you understand our role and how licensing works, we have answered some of the most common questions we get here.
Were licensing trusts set up to monopolise the sale of alcohol in New Zealand?
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Up until the 1940s, alcohol was prohibited or restricted in many parts of New Zealand. As prohibition was lifted, a number of communities around the country were still concerned about ensuring that the sale of alcohol was managed in a community-minded way. Licensing trusts were born out of this, with the first – the Invercargill Licensing Trust – being established in 1944. It’s still up and running today. In the early 1970s, West Aucklanders voted to establish the Waitakere Licensing Trust and Portage Licensing Trust. They were charged with the responsibility to manage alcohol sales within set geographic boundaries in West Auckland.
Do The Trusts issue all liquor licences in West Auckland?
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No, we don’t. This is a common misconception! Auckland Council is responsible for all liquor licensing. Like anyone else, if we want to open a licensed venue or change any terms of our existing liquor licences, we must apply to Auckland Council for the licence.
There are four types of liquor licence available in New Zealand, as described by the Health Promotion Agency:
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On-licence allows the sale or supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises.
Off-licence allows the sale or supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises.
Club licence (eg for a sports club, RSA or working men’s club) allows the sale or supply of alcohol for consumption on the club premises to members of the club, their guests and members of other clubs with reciprocal visiting rights.
Special licence allows the sale or supply of alcohol to anyone attending an event, private function, street party, sporting event etc. Special licences can be either ‘on-site’ for consumption on the premises, or ‘off-site’ for consumption elsewhere. An on-licence, off-licence, or club licence is granted initially for one year. These licences can then can be renewed every three years. Special licences are granted per event or for a series of events.
Do the Trusts oppose licence applications for all other licensed venues in West Auckland?
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No, we don’t, and we haven’t opposed an application for several years. There are more than 100 licensed venues in West Auckland that are not managed by the Trusts. We do have a community-granted mandate from West Auckland residents to exclusively operate venues that trade late into the night (bars) where the primary focus of the venue is to sell alcohol.
Do the Trusts prevent West Aucklanders from having choice in hospitality venues?
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When it comes to hospitality we support choice for West Aucklanders. Anyone in West Auckland is able to open a venue that sells alcohol under a restaurant licence in West Auckland. In recent years we have welcomed the launch of The Grounds, Brickworks, Norwest dining precinct, Browne St Avondale, and the new Little Creatures and Siamese Doll in Hobsonville Point. We have also continued to support the West’s amazing wineries, craft breweries and cellar doors.
Are the Trusts the reason that we can’t buy wine or beer in supermarkets?
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We have a community-granted mandate to exclusively manage the retail sale of alcohol within the set geographic boundaries of the Portage and Waitakere Licensing Trusts. We take this responsibility seriously and work hard to run our retail operations in a responsible way that is mindful of our community’s expectations. There are nearly 30 West Liquor and Village Wine & Spirits stores in West Auckland, most of which are around three kilometres from where most West Aucklanders live. This ensures we provide accessibility to retail stores without over saturating the market.
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16 hours ago

Aspire2 Group Nepal Festival 2020

Prayash Chhetri from New Zealand Nepal Society Inc

Everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome at your own festival which is happening on 4 April 2020 (Saturday) at Aotea Square, Auckland.

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The festival is organised by New Zealand Nepal Society, it is a free, family-friendly one-day event. The event offers you an awesome opportunity to taste… View more
Everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome at your own festival which is happening on 4 April 2020 (Saturday) at Aotea Square, Auckland.

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The festival is organised by New Zealand Nepal Society, it is a free, family-friendly one-day event. The event offers you an awesome opportunity to taste delicious Nepalese cuisine, buy some Nepalese crafts and entertain with live music and dances.

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16 hours ago
1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

is it time for you to remove that unused car taking up space in your yard?

At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars.

We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
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Hi neighbours,

is it time for you to remove that unused car taking up space in your yard?

At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars.

We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Enquire now

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1 day ago

Auckland’s newest destination for art lovers!

Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities

Celebrate the opening of the Didsbury Art Trail at Hobsonville Point this weekend (7th and Sunday 8th March) from 10am-2pm.

Experience larger-than-life artworks from some of New Zealand’s top artists as you wind your way along picturesque coastline and beautiful streetscapes, taking in unique … View more
Celebrate the opening of the Didsbury Art Trail at Hobsonville Point this weekend (7th and Sunday 8th March) from 10am-2pm.

Experience larger-than-life artworks from some of New Zealand’s top artists as you wind your way along picturesque coastline and beautiful streetscapes, taking in unique heritage sites along the way.

There are loads of fun events scheduled to celebrate the opening, including artists’ workshops and kids’ activities along the trail. Plus, the Catalina Bay Farmers Market will be hosting their 10 year anniversary celebration, alongside waterfront cafes, restaurants and the Little Creatures microbrewery.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Mountain buggy

Tiueti from Avondale

Anyone giving away or selling their double mountain buggy pram please let me know would like to buy it and take my kids on it for walks and runs thank you .

1 day ago

Air New Zealand Grabaseat airfares launched: $19 domestic flights, $99 overseas travel

Brian from New Lynn

Air New Zealand has launched one of its best-ever Grabaseat deals, offering Kiwis flights around the country for just $19. The flights go on sale on Friday morning. The airline giant is releasing 1000 domestic flights for just $19 to all Air New Zealand's 20 destinations, and thousands more … View moreAir New Zealand has launched one of its best-ever Grabaseat deals, offering Kiwis flights around the country for just $19. The flights go on sale on Friday morning. The airline giant is releasing 1000 domestic flights for just $19 to all Air New Zealand's 20 destinations, and thousands more across the country from $39. If you fancy a cheap overseas holiday, Grabaseat is launching some of the cheapest flights to Australia ever seen. One-way tickets from Auckland to Sydney and Christchurch to Brisbane are on sale for $99, while flights to the Gold Coast and Melbourne are available from $119. If an Adelaide getaway appeals to you, it'll cost you just $199 and Perth one way is $299. Air New Zealand is also offering a cut-price tropical getaway for Kiwis, with flights from Auckland to Hawaii's Honolulu available from $299 one way. If you fancy Fiji, there will be 500 seats from Auckland to Nadi from just $119 one way. "Whether you're looking for an Aussie break, a relaxing Waikiki getaway, or are planning a catch up with friends and family across New Zealand, this is your chance to fly at a fantastic price," Air New Zealand CRO Cam Wallace said. "These deals will fly off the site, so make sure you're logged into grabaseat.co.nz and ready to book a bargain at 9am." Deals are also available on the Grabaseat mobile app.
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1 day ago

What's On: Stars of Pasifika Poetry

Ria from Waterview

It’s Pacific month, so join us for another fantastic night with talented Pasifika poets. Also, bring your suede jandals to boogie with the Samoan Elvis! Free event - free parking.
Stars of Pasifika Poetry
  • Te Atatū Peninsula Library
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1 day ago

Puzzle question

Karen from Avondale

Random question but does anyone have this puzzle? I picked it up from the Lions book fair and all the puzzle pieces were there which was great but the book describing the mystery was missing so I’d be keen to copy it if anyone else has a copy please.

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1 day ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A garden market featuring produce, crafts, food and a tearoom! Learn about seed saving with Katrina from Blue Borage at 12:30. With special guest gardening guru Lynda Hallinan. Free entry.
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
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