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.