Native Affairs - Over the Limit

By Iulia Leilua

The liquor trade in South Auckland is a booming and controversial business.  The Auckland City Council will soon impose a two-year freeze on granting more licences.

However opponents say there's already too many places to buy it, and it's a recipe for more social harm and violence.

Those in the trade say they're only meeting demand.  Strangely enough, the liquor store owners are themselves nearly all non-drinkers.

Lulia Lelua with this report.