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New alcohol legislation is being dubbed a move in the right direction.
Communities will now have more of a say on whether liquor licences should be issued in their area.
Community Law Centres Aotearoa's Sue Moroney told Mike Hosking people are concerned about the impacts of alcohol in their neighbourhoods.
Moroney says although crime is often alcohol fuelled, communities don't have the opportunity to say anything about licences in their areas, but this can now change.
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