Seven licensed premises in Te Anau and Manapouri failed to
comply with the alcohol purchasing law when tested in a
police alcohol control operation last weekend.
On Saturday, Te Anau police conducted a test of 17 premises
in which a 16-year-old was assigned to buy alcohol.
This was to test the premises' compliance with their
obligations under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989.
Seven premises failed and sold alcohol to the 16-year-old. In
five of the stores, no age was asked for or identification
Those failing were Bailiez Cafe, Black Dog Bar, Cafe La Dolce
Vita, Hollyford Boulevard Cafe, Manapouri Lakeview Cafe and
Bar, The Moose Bar and Ristorante Pizzeria da Toni. Some of
the premises that did pass the test had no duty manager
present and Te Anau alcohol reduction officer Constable Glenn
Matheson said the result was ''extremely disappointing''. The
alleged offences will be reported to the Liquor Licensing