June 26, 2014
Race bias in booze consents
Mana leader Hone Harawira says he’s prepared to put up a private members bill to give communities more power to control the number of liquor outlets in their suburb.
Mangere residents have been unable to stop consent for an outlet next to Southern Cross Campus, taking the total number of outlets in Mangere and Otahuhu to more than 100.
Mr Harawira says liquor outlets are destructive for poor communities, where they are being allowed to proliferate.
"I know they don’t have 100 in Remuera and St Heliers and places like that but they've got them in places like Mangere. Ugly. It's quite racist. You go to the white man's suburb, Epsom, hardly any. Go to the black man's suburb, Mangere, heaps. Because they know that's where they can make a lot of money," he says.
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