Dunedin Countdown's three-day booze ban

Countdown Dunedin Central.
Countdown Dunedin Central.
Countdown's central Dunedin store will be banned from selling alcohol for three days next month, after offering illegally discounted alcohol as part of a nationwide promotion.

The ruling by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority was released to the Otago Daily Times today.

It said General Distributors Ltd, which holds off-licences for 175 supermarkets including Countdown's central Dunedin store, accepted the findings and the punishment to be imposed from 7am on September 7 to 7am on September 10.

The company had twice offered discounts on wine in a way that was likely to lead people to believe a discount of 25% or more was available - an offence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

The authority had been told the discounts were offered on two occasions earlier this year.

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