Keeping up to date for your District Licensing role

Keeping up to date for your District Licensing role

Keeping up to date with your DLC role on demand Web banner

Aired on 15 June 2017, this webinar is now available on-demand on our EquiP TV platform.

Please email the EquiP team to purchase this on-demand webinar. 

Price: $150+GST per person

This webinar is 45 minutes long.

What are you doing to keep your DLC knowledge and skills up to date? While some of you have by now built some great competency levels via participation in many hearings, others may have had a lot of time elapsed between their last licencing interaction. This webinar, presented by Local Government Alcohol Reference Group member Laurie Gabites, presents a fantastic opportunity to review and refresh your knowledge and review some of the latest trends and issues facing our committees.


To discuss and review current District Licensing Committee process and issues.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • define the contribution DLCs make to reduce alcohol-related harm;
  • refresh your knowledge of key legislation;
  • keep up to date with current trends;
  • create clarity around DLC practice; and
  • identify where to go for help and information.

Key themes

The key themes that will be covered are:

  • a review of the history of the Act;
  • key legislation;
  • what makes a good District Licencing Committee;
  • what it takes to makes your DLC effective;
  • good practice directions to improve the way you work;
  • helpful hints and tips; and
  • future learning.

About the presenter

Laurie Gabites

Laurie Gabites has 35 years of experience as a sworn Police Officer with the New Zealand Police including ten years managing projects associated with alcohol harm reduction and community safety at Police National Headquarters. From 2001-2010 he worked for Wellington City Council as the Manager City Safety. The role included managing all the community safety initiatives in the city with reducing alcohol-related harm a significant part of that work. Laurie has experience in managing city-wide campaigns and interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm which includes evaluating data to determine a way forward. He is a member of the Local Government Alcohol Reference Group and has been called on to provide advice to Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer; Local Government NZ and Wellington City Council in relation to the Law Commission’s review of alcohol and the subsequent development of the Alcohol Reform Bill, which recently became the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Laurie is well versed in the provisions of this new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and understands the role of local authorities and other statutory agencies in both enforcement and administration. Laurie is a CPTED practitioner and a qualified site assessor for WHO International Safe Communities. Laurie is also a Regional Advisor for Safe Communities Foundation of New Zealand.

Please contact the EquiP team for further information on 04 924 1200 or email 

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