Proposed liquor store meets with local disapproval in Rotorua

Ko tā France Louis o Rotorua ka whawhai tonu ia kia kore ai e tū te toa waipiro o Thirsty Liquor ki tōna hapori, i te kokona o Te Ngae me te tiriti o Marguerita.  Heoi, kua whakaaetia e te kaunihera Roto Moana o Rotorua i te tono, ā, ko te wawata o ngā rangatira o Thirsty Liquor kia tūwhera hei te tau hōu.  Kei a Mere McLean ngā whakamahuki. 

Ki te tiriti matua toru tekau, ka noho te wāhi hei papa whare hōu mo the toa waipiro o Thirsty Liquor Maida Vale, heoi mo Frances Louis engari mo tēnā!

Hei tā Louis (Te Arawa), “I don't want our tamariki affected by alcohol I don't want bottle stores coming to Rotorua promoting themselves.”

Hei tā te kaiwhakahaere o te toa waipiro a Thirsty Liquor a Jatinder Badh, kua whakaaetia e te Kaunihera roto moana o Rotorua i ta rātou tono, ā, i hāngai ana rātou ki te taha ture mo to rātou nekehanga. Engari ko tā Louis tautohe he wāhi tēnei ka kī i te tamariki ia rangi whakatā.

E ai ki a Louis, “We have sports-minded families coming here and it's packed with hundreds of people and you just want a safe place for our tamariki to come to and I don't feel it's safe with a bottle store here.” 

Neke atu i te rua tekau ngā whare waipiro kei Rotorua mo te āhuatanga e pā ana ki te whakahoko i te waipiro kei raro tērā i te Kaunihera roto moana o Rotorua. 

Hei tā te māngai mo te kaunihera, āko ake nei ka whakahoki kōrero rātou ki a mātou e pā ana ki te tono a Thirsty Liquor.  Engari ki tā te kaiwhakahaere o Thirsty Liquor ka neke rātou. 

Ko tā rātou manako hoki kia mahi i o rātou mahi mai i tēnei wāhi hōu i te Hui Tangarū, Poutū te Rangi rānei o te tau hōu.