2022 Portage Licensing Trust Policy Document

City Vision’s candidates for the Portage Licensing Trust stand for the following guiding values, principles and policies.


Community | Business | Governance



  • Community support – “We support our community.”
  • Harm minimisation – “We aim to minimise harm in our community.” 
  • Openness – “We strengthen transparency between ourselves and the community.”
  • Places – “Venues and stores the community are proud of”


  • Fairness – “We advocate for fair conditions and pay for our staff.”
  • Development – “We push The Trusts to develop staff potential.”
  • Voice – “We make space for our staff’s voices in our decision-making.”


  • Transparency – “We push The Trusts to be open with the community.”
  • Sustainability – “We make sure The Trusts is fit for purpose and sustainable into the future.”
  • Finances – “We will be financially smart and progressive”

2019-2022 Policy wins:

All of us have been impacted by COVID-19. Through these hard times, we have…

GIVEN BACK more than $1.5 million to the community in the last financial year.

INTRODUCED a Living Wage for our staff.

ENSURED the business is sustainable in the long term.


Our core belief:

At City Vision we believe that the Licensing Trust model delivers positive benefits to the community through the responsible sale of alcohol and well-managed venues.

Community-focused –

  • We will focus on a strong, safe and thriving community. 
  • We will ensure the safe supply and sale of alcohol.
  • We will invest back into the community through grants, donations, community projects and events.
  • We acknowledge the harmful impacts of alcohol, nicotine and gambling on our communities and will ensure that these impacts are minimised.
  • We will provide local venues that are attractive and socially responsible

Business-focussed –

  • We are committed to being leaders in the retail and hospitality space for our community.
  • As our greatest asset, we will invest in career opportunities for all our staff.
  • We must ensure that, as West Auckland’s third-largest employer, The Trusts’ business is sustainable and socially responsible.
  • We will push The Trusts to become a fully-accredited Living Wage Employer.
  • We balance sound financial management with openness to new opportunities. 

Governance-focused –

  • We will grow our community-owned business. 
  • We will ensure the Trusts are profitable, responsible and give back to the community.
  • Keep The Trusts. We are committed to keeping the Licensing Trusts model and the community owning and controlling the sale of alcohol through retail stores and the number of taverns.
  • As a community-owned business, The Trusts should be as transparent as possible. 

The City Vision team for the Portage Licensing Trust are:

  •       Margi Watson
  •       Marcus Amosa
  •       Mark Beavis