Temporary Legislation Changes

Liquor Licensing

Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Hours

You will have all seen the media hype recently surrounding the new Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours.  Here you will find is a ‘Fact Sheet’ and a ‘Notification of Intention Form’ both produced by the Ministry of Justice.

You can forward these forms to the Police at  ahro.timaru@police.govt.nz and you can email it to the Council on  liquoradmin@timdc.govt.nz and we can then ensure it gets to the right areas.

A couple of major things to note are:

All Clubs that want to open for the games and intend on having members of the public attend MUST have obtained a Special Licence (remember these need to be lodged at least 20 working days prior to the event).  This does not circumvent Section 60 of the Act with regards to Clubs.  You also need to note that any licensee breaching the conditions of the Amendment Act can have their extended hours privileges immediately revoked.

Outside areas cannot be utilised during these extended hours (this includes smoking areas) so please ensure your patrons are aware of this.

The dates with regards to the All Blacks (assuming they get through to the finals)

Rugby World Cup Match Schedule
Saturday September 21, 21:45New Zealand Vs South Africa, International Stadium, Yokohama (Pool B)
Wednesday October 2, 23:15New Zealand Vs Canada, Oita Stadium (Pool B)
Sunday October 6, 17:45New Zealand Vs Namibia, Tokyo Stadium (Pool B)
Saturday October 12, 17:45New Zealand Vs Italy, City of Toyota Stadium (Pool B)
Saturday October 19, 23:15Winner Pool B Vs Runner-up Pool A , Tokyo Stadium (QF2)
Sunday October 20, 23:15Winner Pool A Vs Runner-up Pool B, Tokyo Stadium (QF4)
Saturday October 26, 21:00Winner QF1 Vs Winner QF2, International Stadium Yokohama (SF1)
Sunday October 27, 22:00Winner QF3 Vs Winner QF4, International Stadium Yokohama (SF2)
Bronze Playoff
Friday November 1, 22:00Loser SF1 Vs Loser SF2, Tokyo Stadium
Saturday November 2, 22:00Winner SF1 Vs Winner SF2, International Stadium, Yokohama

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021