Gisborne District Local Alcohol Policy applies from 5 March, from this day the maximum trading hours in the policy apply.
Read the Local Alcohol Policy
Trading hours that apply district wide
|Maximum Operating Hours||Trading Hours|
|Off Licence Types|
|Supermarkets, wineries, taverns, bottle stores, grocery stores, clubs||7am - 9pm||Monday - Sunday|
|On Licence Types|
|Restaurants, cafes, wineries, taverns, (including night clubs), BYO, entertainment centres||10am - 2am||Monday - Sunday|
|One-way door from 1am for taverns including night clubs|
|Club Licence Types|
|All clubs including sports, and others including RSA||10am - 11pm||Sunday-Thursday|
|Clubs holding commemorative Anzac celebratory services are permitted to open at 6am on Anzac Day.|
Alcohol Licence certificates will not be replaced immediately. These will be changed at the next renewal of the licence.
Trading on Easter and Anzac Day
Can you sell alcohol at Easter or on Anzac Day?
Here’s what the law says. The holder of an on-licence must ensure that no alcohol is sold or supplied on the premises on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, or before 1 pm on Anzac Day, unless:
It's sold or supplied while the holder also holds a special licence for the premises.
The buyer is a person residing or lodging on the premises.
The buyer is a person who is present on the premises to dine.
A person resides or lodges on licensed premises if they resides or lodges in the building in which the premises are situated as the guest, lodger, tenant, or employee of the licensee. A person is not present on licensed premises to dine if they are there at a time: More than an hour before they start (or are due to start) eating a meal, or
More than an hour after they finish eating a meal.
The holder of an off-licence must ensure that no alcohol is sold on or delivered from the premises on Good Friday, or before 1 pm on Anzac Day, and no alcohol is sold on or delivered from the premises at any time on Easter Sunday unless it's grape wine or fruit or vegetable wine made:
♦ On the premises, or
♦ from produce harvested from land on which the premises are situated.
Licensed clubs don’t have the same restrictions as on-licensed premises but can only sell or allow supply of alcohol on the club premises to members, authorised customers. The club must apply for a special licence if hosting Anzac Day commemorations for the general public.