The M.L.T. was established 1955. There are now 12 outlets with a combined annual turnover of approximately $20 million. We employ on average 130 people in Eastern Southland and West Otago and our area covers from Tapanui to Tokanui.
We have 9 publicly elected board members from this district to set policy and distribute to the community grants, donations and sponsorships.
The 9 board members elect a President and a Vice President , who hold office for a three-year term.
As an organisation we pay taxes and duties and are subject to a government audit. We are also subject to those sections of the Sale of Liquor Act which relate to the conduct of licensed premises.
Mataura Licensing Trust Operational Principles
To exceed the quality of service expected by our guests.
To operate as an integral part of our community.
To be innovative and continually improve our Trust.
To maintain our premises to the highest standards, and to develop new operations as required.
To create an environmental that encourages social enjoyment.
To be an excellent employer.
To sell alcohol responsibly, supporting programs that discourage alcohol abuse.
To operate at all times with moral responsibility and integrity.
To be profit orientated, seeking a fair return on capital.
To fully support the local community by the distributions of profits.
To be fully accountable to the community.
Operating Taverns, Hotels, and Bottle-Stores throughout Eastern Southland and West Otago.
We have outlets in Gore, Mataura, Edendale, Wyndham, Tokanui, and Tapanui.