Half of the struggling eateries at central Auckland's Elliott Stables dining village have been served notices to pay rent and operating expenses in arrears of tens of thousands of dollars each or possibly lose their leases.
Five out of 11 owners received notices between September 4 and September 8, with some being delivered to their homes and accountants, as well as their eateries.
With personal guarantees on their leases, the businesses are worried landlord The Icon Group will effectively take their homes to recoup its losses.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, eateries at Elliott Stables said they have been “crippled” by the pandemic.
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New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.
We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.
54.7% Yes54.7% Complete
45.3% No45.3% Complete
Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.