Community Success – Vine Street Liquor Application in Mangere East Withdrawn!

“We are very pleased that the applicant for a new bottle store in Vine Street Mangere East has done the right thing and withdrawn his application”, says Glenn McCutcheon, Chair of Communities Against Alcohol Harm Inc. “The proposed location was not appropriate. There are already too many liquor stores in Mangere East, which is a … Continue reading Community Success – Vine Street Liquor Application in Mangere East Withdrawn!

Liquor Hut Otahuhu has applied to extend its closing hours

Liquor Hut Otahuhu (26A Salesyard Road, Otahuhu) has applied to extend its closing hours from 9pm to 11pm. Generally speaking, the later bottle stores close, the more alcohol-related harm arises in the locality. Anyone wishing to object to this proposed extension of closing hours can email alcohol_licensing_south@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Any other questions about this process, feel free … Continue reading Liquor Hut Otahuhu has applied to extend its closing hours

Scorpion Liquor, Puhinui Road has ceased trading

Following an objection from the community, Scorpion Liquor, 169 Puhinui Road has ceased trading and the licence has expired. However, the signage is still up. This is in breach of clause 33(3) the Auckland Council Signage Bylaw, which says: “(3) All signage on premises associated with a business that has ceased to trade … must … Continue reading Scorpion Liquor, Puhinui Road has ceased trading

Article: New Zealand Herald reports on the Flaxmere community standing up to bottle store license renewal

Communities Against Alcohol Harm also do our best to fight license renewals of bottle shops in areas in which crime and violence are a proven result of the wide access to alcohol. Click here to read The New Zealand Heralds piece on the Flaxmere community in Hastings also fighting against the license renewal of Flaxmere … Continue reading Article: New Zealand Herald reports on the Flaxmere community standing up to bottle store license renewal

Article: Employment New Zealand writes on long standing pub owners who have been fined for treating their employees as casuals

More often than not "casual" workers today can be working full time hours without the benefit of being deemed a full-time salary earner, not gaining entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave etc in the process. Click here to read an interesting article about a Canterbury Pub owner who imposed this technical status on permanent … Continue reading Article: Employment New Zealand writes on long standing pub owners who have been fined for treating their employees as casuals