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Now the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board has also requested the right to voice its opposition to the planned bottle shop at the hearing to be held by the district licensing committee.
City councillor and board member James Gough has been nominated as the board member to attend the hearing and advocate on behalf of the community.
Cr Gough said it is clear the community is fundamentally opposed to the liquor store.
"It appears like a completely inappropriate place for a liquor outlet. It is blatantly obvious there is significant opposition in the community," he said.
He says it is too early to say what the board's presentation will include, given it is waiting on permission to attend the hearing.
But it is likely it will echo what the community has been saying, he said. Their concerns include alcohol availability already being sufficient in the area, traffic issues and a lack of parking.
The proposed liquor store would operate from 9am-10pm, seven days a week.
No date has been set for the hearing, but it is likely to be early next year.