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WATS the problem?

WATS the problem?

The joint venture structure employed by The Trusts and their use of it to avoid legislated disclosures is scandalous. They are blatantly circumventing the intent of the legislation. It might not be criminal… but it should be.

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Grocery Stores vs Dairies

Grocery Stores vs Dairies

The argument sometimes surfaces that without the licensing trusts, dairies will be allowed to sell booze. The legislation is pretty clear that dairies can’t be issued with an off-license. But the legislation is equally clear that it is OK to...

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The extent of the monopoly

The extent of the monopoly

The monopoly rights held by the West Auckland trusts are not exhaustive. There are a couple of exemptions for off-licenses and for on-licenses it only applies to taverns and hotels. Off licenses One off-license exemption is for production sites...

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