Class 1 restaurants – restaurants with a significant separate bar area which, in the opinion of
Matamata Piako District Council, operate that bar at least one night a week in the nature of a tavern,
such as serving alcohol without meals to tables situated in the bar area.
Class 2 restaurants – restaurants that have a separate bar (which may include a small bar area) but
which, in the opinion of Matamata Piako District Council, do not operate that area in the nature of tavern
at any time.
Class 3 restaurants – restaurants that only serve alcohol to the table and do not have a separate bar
Class 1 clubs – clubs which, in the opinion of Hamilton City Council, are large clubs (with 1,000 or more
members of purchase age) and which, in the opinion of Hamilton City Council, operate in the nature of a
tavern (for example a large working men's club, combined clubs, or large 'cossie' clubs).
Class 2 clubs – clubs which do not fit class 1 or class 3 definitions (for example larger sports clubs,
medium sized RSAs, many provincial social clubs).
Class 3 clubs - clubs which, in the opinion of Hamilton City Council, are small clubs (with fewer than
250 members of purchase age) and which operate a bar for 40 hours or less per week (for example
small sports clubs like bowling clubs, golf clubs, bridge clubs, and small RSAs).
Enforcement – has the same meaning as a “Holding” under section 288 of the Act, or a previous
offence for which a holding may have been issued if the offence had occurred before 18 December
The licensing system has five fee categories, which reflect the range of cost/risk ratings. A premises'
fee category determines the application fee that the licensee has to pay.