So, there I was trying to decide where we could purchase some affordable alcohol for Christmas WITHOUT going to a Trust owned shop and in an area that I/we go to or through regularly.
We know that Countdown Mt Roskill (Stoddard Road) sell beer & wine, but can't remember if it's a Trust operation or not, I don't think it is.
The discussion wandered off into where the boundaries are for West Auckland i.e. which suburbs fall into the West Auckland catchment.
So I went to find out (see link below):
List of Suburbs in West Auckland:
Te Atatu Peninsula
Te Atatu South
Well that discovery brought on a whole new conversation regarding The Trusts.
As Mt Albert doesn't fall into this catchment, how can the Trusts put a store within Pak'nSave (New North Rd)?
Do The Trust create their own boundaries just so they can extend their revenue reach under the guise of Mt Albert Pak'nSave being close to a suburb (New Lynn or Kelston)?
Something doesn't smell right here?
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