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Lodging an Objection

To object to an alcohol licence application, you need to ha a ‘greater interest than the general public’.  You have 'greater interest' if you are likely to be more affected by the licence than most other people. For example, if you live in the same street as the proposed licensed premises you could be in a position of greater interest, compared with someone who lives 10km away and has general concerns about the effects of alcohol on the community.

Your objection must be in writing and must be filed with the Council within 15 working days after the date of the first newspaper notice. Objections can be filed by post, email, or in person.


Alcohol Licensing

Matamata-Piako District Council
PO Box 266,
Te Aroha   3342


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07 884 0060 or 0800 746 467

In person

Te Aroha Office - 35 Kenrick Street, Te Aroha

What to include in your objection

Your letter of objection must include:

  • The name and location of the licensed premises or proposed premises.
  • Why you consider you have an interest that is greater than the general public.
  • Your grounds for objection.
  • Your signature.
  • Your name, address and contact details including phone number.