Off-li­cences not for new premises

South Waikato News - - YEAR IN REVIEW -

In re­sponse to Colin Bri­dle’s con­cerns re­gard­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion for three off-li­cences in Toko­roa by Mokosoi Hold­ings Ltd be­ing for Su­per Liquor Toko­roa, Bot­tle­zone Ware­house and Bot­tle­zone Ex­press.

I would like to point out the fol­low­ing, these are three ex­ist­ing premises that have held off-li­cences for years. Mokosoi Hold­ings pur­chased these premises on Novem­ber 16, 2011.

Af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with the South Waikato District Coun­cil Li­cens­ing Agency where ad­vice on the tim­ing of the ad­ver­tise­ments was sorted and com­plied with, the ad­ver­tise­ments were placed.

The new hours ap­plied for are less then the ex­ist­ing hours in place.

It is the in­ten­tion of Mokosoi Hold­ings Ltd to oper­ate these three li­cences in a pro­fes­sional man­ner abid­ing by all the re­quire­ments of the Sale of Liquor Act.

Mokosoi Hold­ings Ltd is well aware of its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to the whole com­mu­nity and recog­nises the need to cater for the silent ma­jor­ity that don’t let al­co­hol-re­lated vi­o­lence and harm dom­i­nate their lives as well as to help ed­u­cate and sup­port those that do.

Doug Harvie, Mokosoi Hold­ings Ltd Let­ters must be no longer than 250 words and must be signed, with the writ­ers’ name leg­i­ble. Pen names are not al­lowed. Let­ters must be orig­i­nal and should not have been sub­mit­ted else­where. A full res­i­den­tial ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber must be pro­vided. The editor re­serves the right to abridge, edit, or re­ject let­ters. Let­ters do not nec­es­sar­ily re­flect the opinion of the news­pa­per. Pref­er­ence will be given to let­ters on lo­cal is­sues. One sub­ject per let­ter. For le­gal rea­sons, the correspondent’s opinion must be gen­uinely held by the correspondent. The pub­lisher may re­pro­duce the let­ter with­out re­stric­tion on the form or lo­ca­tion of pub­li­ca­tion. Send let­ters to: The Editor, South Waikato News, 62-66 Bridge St, Toko­roa. Fax: (07) 886 5347. Email: swaikato.editor@wrcn.co.nz

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