Anger over opening of liquor store
The walls are covered in black mould, the majority of windows and doors also don’t shut properly and the wooden deck is rotten.
Tokoroa residents are angry that another liquor store has opened in town.
Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa opened on Friday July 8 leaving a foul taste in residents’ mouths.
Many took to social media to voice their concerns, saying there were already liquor outlets in town.
Many of the comments made on the Genuine Tokoroa Facebook page suggested that the town would be better off having shops for youth and retail outlets, than another booze store.
Some suggested a shop that kids and teenagers could enjoy – like a Kmart – would be better.
But South Waikato District Council communications manager Kerry Fabrie said there was no limit on how many liquor shops were allowed to be open in town.
At the moment there was no Liquor Alcohol Policy (LAP) which council’s could use to limit outlets and operators.
‘‘Council has made the decision to not develop a LAP at this stage.’’
Although there have been several appeals to develop LAPS only seven of the country’s 68 councils have developed them.
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Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa opened on Friday July 8.