Bot­tle bat­tlers

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

More than 30 ob­jec­tions were re­ceived to the pro­posed Mun­gavin Liquor Cen­tre by Porirua City Coun­cil, the dis­trict li­cens­ing au­thor­ity.

Babu Pa­tel and Anita Pa­tel have an ap­pli­ca­tion to op­er­ate a liquor out­let at 18 Mun­gavin Ave.

It is the va­cant store be­tween the St Vin­cent de Paul store and Dr Larry Jor­dan’s surgery.

Liquor would be sold from 9am till 11pm Sun­day to Wed­nes­day and 9am till mid­night Thurs­day to Satur­day.

The coun­cil re­ceived 32 ob­jec­tions be­fore the clos­ing date of Jan­uary 20.

A se­ries of public meet­ings were held in De­cem­ber and Jan­uary in Ranui, at­tended by res­i­dents, com­mu­nity lead­ers and mem­bers of Re­gional Public Health, the lat­ter ad­vis­ing peo­ple how to make an ob­jec­tion.

The coun­cil has now passed the 32 ob­jec­tions on to the Liquor Li­cens­ing Au­thor­ity, which will sched­ule a hear­ing at Porirua Dis­trict Court in the com­ing months.

Those who have ob­jected will re­group at the Ranui Twi­light Fes­ti­val on Fe­bru­ary 25 to pre­pare for the hear­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to one Ranui res­i­dent and nearby shop em­ploy­ees, the premises at 18 Mun­gavin Ave have been cleaned up and some stock al­ready moved in.

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