Business / Commercial

Business / Commercial

Renewing Alcohol Licenses

Created: Thursday, 05 February 2015 01:53

There is unfortunately no quick solution for a failure to apply for an on-licence renewal before its expiry.  As Rydges Auckland recently found out, once a licence expires the only remedy is to go through the process of applying for a new licence.

A failure to file a renewal application before expiration of the licence left Rydges Auckland unable to sell alcohol for a number of weeks.  Despite being sent notification from Auckland Council six weeks before its licence was due to expire, the large, centrally located hotel did not apply for licence renewal and had to bear the costs and inconvenience of its omission.

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Trading Trusts: Are They For You?

Created: Saturday, 15 November 2014 00:14

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 1002, 4 November 2014

We are often asked to explain the concept of a "trading trust" and its advantages and disadvantages for operating a business.

Essentially, a trading trust is a business operated by a company in its capacity as a trustee. The trustee company is operating the business for the benefit of the discretionary beneficiaries of the trust.

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Auckland Draft Local Alcohol Policy

Created: Thursday, 03 July 2014 23:20

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 984, 3 July 2014

Under the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012 territorial authorities can develop Local Alcohol Policies (LAPs). An operative LAP is a matter to which licensing bodies must have regard when considering applications for liquor licences. The submission period for the Auckland draft LAP will close at 4:00pm on 16 July 2014.

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New regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

Created: Thursday, 05 June 2014 23:21

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 980, 3 June 2014

THE MBIE recently issued a lengthy discussion document detailing proposals for new health and safety regulations due to take effect from April 2015.

The discussion paper - Developing regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act - is part of the government's Working Safer package of reforms.

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New Tourists - Old Risks?

Created: Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:25

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 958, 4 December 2013

In a recent presentation MBIE GM services support Rob Stevens said that there are times when Immigration New Zealand's approach to risk management often leaves the perception that it is a barrier to economic development. Immigration's approach to processing tourist and visa applications is also perceived as a barrier to growth of tourists from some new markets.

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Resource Management Act Reform A Moving Target

Created: Monday, 21 October 2013 00:31

Published in Inside Tourism Issue 949, 1 October 2013

In mid August the Government unveiled the 2013 Resource Management Act Reform Package following the completion of consultation on an earlier discussion document: Improving Our Resource Management System. The 2013 Reform Package is intended to be introduced as a Bill later in 2013.

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