Licensing committee members sought

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Do you have experience in alcohol licensing and want to be involved in making decisions on how alcohol is sold and supplied in the Waikato district?

The Waikato District Council is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to be part of a new district licensing committee responsible for considering all alcohol licence applications in the district.

Waikato District Council General Manager Customer Support Sue Duignan said the council was looking for experienced individuals with knowledge of the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

The committee is a new requirement under the act, which last year replaced the earlier Sale of Liquor Act 1989.

“Committee members need to have relevant experience, and well developed investigative, decision making and communication skills,” Duignan said.

They should also have knowledge of the harmful effects of alcohol and must not be involved in the alcohol industry or have any appearance of bias, she said.

Hamilton, Waipa, Otorohanga and Waitomo councils are seeking members as well and a series of advertisements will be appearing in newspapers around the Waikato region advertising these positions.

Duignan said there was potential for people to be appointed to the committee of more than one of the councils.

More information on the role is available here (pdf).

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to:

DLC Positions, Waikato District Council, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia 3742, Attention: Alan Parkes, or click to email Alan.

Expressions of interest close on October 1, and training will be provided between November and early December.

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