Manager's Certificate

A manager with a current Manager's Certificate must be on duty at all times on the premises while liquor is being sold and consumed. The manager's name must be clearly visible inside the premises.

The certificate expires after one year, and can then be renewed for a further three years.

The manager's attention will be focused on the safety and enforcement of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, and to make sure the premises' patrons are not in excess of alcohol limits and take responsible precautions.

Managers will have to show an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Sale and Support of Alcohol Act, and have to had completed appropriate qualifications and gained managerial experience for the certificate.

Application for Manager's Certificate





Training

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Renewal of Manager's Certificate

The Manager's Certificate expires after one year, and needs to be renewed every three years with the District Licensing Committee (DLC). The important thing to remember is that the application for a renewal certificate must be filed with the DLC before the certificate expires.

Manager's Certificates cannot be renewed unless the holder has a Licence Controller qualification, issued on, or later than 18 December 2013. Applicants who hold the Licence Controller qualification issued prior to 18 December 2013 are required to produce the Licence Controller qualification bridging test certificate

It is your responsibility to renew your certificate. If your certificate expires before it has been renewed then you have to apply for a new certificate - including being re-tested and interviewed.

Temporary or Acting Manager

When a manager is ill, absent, dismissed or resigns, the licensee may appoint someone who does not hold a manager's certificate as a temporary manager. The Police, District Licensing Committee (DLC) and the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority must be notified of this appointment, unless it is for less than 48 hours.

Within two working days of the appointment the temporary manager must apply for his/her own manager's certificate. The temporary manager status will remain in force until the manager's certificate application has been determined. However, if a manager's certificate application is not received within the two days, the appointment becomes unacceptable and invalid.

Acting Manager

When a manager is ill or absent the licensee may appoint someone who does not hold a manager's certificate as an acting manager. The Police, DLC and the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority must be notified of this appointment unless it is for less than 48 hours.

This appointment can be for any period up to three weeks at any one time. A person cannot be appointed as acting manager for any more than six weeks in total in any 12 month period.

Contact the Licensing Inspector or Environmental Health Officer at the Hastings District Council if you have any questions or problems on 06 871 5000.

Frequently asked questions

Q.  What if I'm going to be a manager in another district?
A.  Where the applicant is presently employed as a manager, it should be filed with the District Licensing Agency for the district in which the applicant is employed. In all other cases, it should be filed with the District Licensing Agency for the district in which the applicant is residing.

Q. Can I trade before I get my licence?
A. You cannot sell or supply alcohol without a licence. However if the premises has a current licence at the time you take over the business, you may be able to obtain a Temporary Authority. This permits you to operate for three months, based on those exiting licence conditions.