Application for Manager's Certificate

A Manager’s Certificate authorises the holder to manage licensed premises. An application is made under section 219 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

To hold a manager's certificate you must:

  • be 20 years or older;
  • hold the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ);
  • be working or intend to be working in a licensed premises in the Horowhenua District; and
  • have at least 6 months recent experience supervising licensed premises in New Zealand.

You can apply either online or in person.

Online

Step 1.Have your electronic documents ready

These include:

  • an electronic copy of your Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) certificate;
  • an electronic copy of photo identification (current passport or drivers licence);
  • an electronic copy of a letter from your current employer confirming you work in the industry; and
  • electronic copies of two (2) letters from character referees.

Step 2.Apply and pay online

Ensure you have your internet banking details for POLi so you can pay and finalise your application online.

Apply Online.

In Person

Step 1.Download and complete the application form

New Manager's Certificate Application Form (Print Version)(PDF, 153KB)

Step 2.Bring in your application form and relevant documents

These include:

  • a copy of your Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) certificate;
  • a copy of photo identification (current passport or drivers licence);
  • a copy of a letter from your current employer confirming you work in the industry; and
  • copies of two (2) letters from character referees.

You can pay by cash, EFTPOS or cheque at any Horowhenua District Council office.

Step 3.Visit your nearest Council Office

Pop into your nearest Council office:

  • Levin (Main Office), 126 Oxford Street Levin, open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
  • Foxton Service Centre, 92 Main Street, Foxton, open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday to Sunday (except public holidays).
  • Shannon Service Centre, Plimmer Terrace, Shannon, open 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm Monday to Friday, Saturday only 10am to 12 noon.

Once your application has been received (and matched with your payment) it will be sent to the following agencies to enquire into and report on:

  • Council’s Liquor Licensing Inspector
  • NZ Police (local branch).

Please note that the statutory timeframe allowed for the processing of applications is 20 working days.

Council’s Liquor Licensing Inspector will be in contact with you to arrange an interview to assess your knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and to determine if you are suitable to control a licensed premises. The inspector will take you through a number of scenarios covering:

  • The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012;
  • Minors;
  • Intoxication;
  • Host responsibility; and
  • Manager’s duties.

Your application and reports from the agencies involved will be passed on to the Horowhenua District Licensing Committee (DLC) to make a decision whether to grant the issue of a manager’s certificate. If there is no opposition to your application you will be notified that the manager’s certificate has been granted. If there are any objections or opposition to your application, you will be asked to attend a public hearing before the DLC.

Please note that the statutory timeframe allowed for the processing of applications is 20 working days.