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Politics causing smaller liquor stores in West Auckland to shut

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 20 Aug 2021, 8:18pm
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Politics causing smaller liquor stores in West Auckland to shut

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 20 Aug 2021, 8:18pm

It seems new lockdown, same old issues.

Greengrocers and butchers have told to shut whilst supermarkets remain open.

In West Auckland, where alcohol can’t be sold in supermarkets - Trust owned liquor shops are allowed to stay open - smaller independent shops have had to close.

Hopscotch Beer owner Hugh Grierson says there's a lot of politics that is causing the smaller stores to shut.

“We're allowed to trade but we're not under MBIE rules, because we're not essential.”

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