Question :
I’m going to start a drink shop in Porirua I want learn more about legal view in order to get up a business running, what are the requirements and timeframe? As I’m new to business here in New Zealand

Question submitted 25/05/20 @ 05:40am
Industry: Legal
  • Morena. NZ is one of the easiest places to start and do business. Setting up a company is super easy, and does not take long. Same with getting your NZ Business Number. Things are more complex when it comes to the licenses required to operate as a retailer depending on the type of produces e.g. if selling alcohol or selling food there are regulations required to meet including the experience, background and standing in the community to be able to trade. Your question is very generic – my guidance would be to just spend some time on the web, do lots of googling and then maybe talk to an owner of a similar shop in another suburb or possibly find a friendly Council staff member to work through. Good luck.

    I agree with Andrew – NZ is a generally easy place to start a business. Take a look at the information provided by the Government set out here – https://www.business.govt.nz/starting-a-business/ That will give you a good start.

    Selling alcohol does require a liquor licence. The Wellington Council manages liquor licences in the Wellington area. Information can be found here – https://wellington.govt.nz/services/consents-and-licences/alcohol-licences.

    Once you’ve narrowed down any specific questions, you’re welcome to come back and ask us again!

    Good luck.

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