One liquor store in Lower Hutt will face action over allegedly selling alcohol to a person under 18 after a police covert operation in the city on Friday.
Lower Hutt acting licensing sergeant James Patea said Operation Minibar targeted 14 premises in the southern suburbs, testing their compliance in relation to the sale of liquor to people under 18.
Only one store sold liquor to a minor and will face action under the provisions of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989.
“Police are pleased with the results of this operation,” Patea said.
“It shows the majority of off-licence holders are conscientious in their obligations under the act and serious about protecting our young people from liquor abuse.”