Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Licensing committee wrong on new outlet by school

Licensing committee wrong on new outlet by school


The Auckland District Licensing Committee got it wrong when it ignored the voices of the local community objecting to a new liquor outlet opposite a Māngere school, Labour’s MP for Māngere Su’a William Sio says.

“The local community’s concerns about the new liquor license being granted were expressed by the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, the affected school and the Mangere East Family Centre. Unfortunately they seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

“As a former Manukau City Councillor, I advocated strongly for liquor bans in targeted public places and not to have alcohol be sold within 100 metres of schools, early childhood education centres, and church and community centres. I fail to see why the Auckland District Licensing Committee did not take this into consideration.

“The Committee even appeared to challenge whether the Local Board had the right to appear before them opposing the new liquor license. Of course they do, the Local Board are elected by the local community to be their mouthpiece.

“The Auckland District Licensing Committee, in particular its members from Mangere and South Auckland, should have taken into account the proliferation and easy access to alcohol and the constant drive to normalise alcohol.

“We don’t want this in Mangere.

“While our community has respectful relationships with businesses, it doesn’t support the peddling of a product that causes severe and significant harm to its people and imposes significant social and economic costs,” Su’a William Sio says.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: "For the second time in a week, international assessments show we have a problem... We need to put more resources into schools in high poverty communities to ensure all kids get the support they need."

New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

 

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news