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2. Check if you can open a business selling alcohol in your area

​This can be a complicated process to research yourself.

The best thing to do is to call us on 09 301 0101 and ask for the planning helpdesk to check if the Auckland Unitary Plan allows you to open an alcohol business in your area.

You should know

No off-licences can be issued in the Portage and Waitakere Licensing Trust areas, except to premises that manufacture alcohol.