Barry Hutchinson

Barry Hutchinson

Portage Licensing Trust – Ward 1 (Auckland City)


Brief info

My young family and I have called Avondale our home for over 5 years now and we very much hope to grow roots and contribute to the area and community.

I, like a lot of people moving into the area, was somewhat naïve to all The Trusts control in regard to alcohol sales and consumption, the criteria they require to hold a license, and the relationships between their taverns and the pokies, when we moved here. I also had thought they were more benevolent with the profits they make, than upon closer inspection, would seem to be. I strongly feel the Trusts Monopoly model does my neighbours and community a disservice and would appreciate the opportunity to hold the Trusts to account.

As part of the Trusts Action Group, I advocate for change, fairer prices, more choice, fewer pokies, and more Transparency into the Trusts and where their profits go