9 July 2019
PARTIAL REOPENING FOR THE TRUSTS LIQUOR STORES
The Trusts will open seven of its 27 liquor retail outlets from 2pm today on restricted hours.
Trusts CEO Simon Wickham says opening seven outlets until 8pm will enable the Trusts to continue serving the people of West Auckland, while ensuring the safety of both customers and staff. An assessment regarding the remaining outlets will be made tomorrow and an update provided by noon.
“We have received very strong support from our community around yesterday’s decision to close all of our stores following two armed robberies in two days. The message has been clear that the community appreciates us putting people before profits.
“However, we recognise the closures are very inconvenient to people in our local area. We have made the decision to open seven outlets where we have been able to rapidly increase both the levels of security and staffing as the Police continue their investigations.”
Mr Wickham said the robberies were distressing to staff and the Trusts believed a limited opening would give them breathing space while lessening the inconvenience to the community.
“Staff from nearby closed stores will have the option to work in their nearest open outlet if they wish. All staff will continue to be paid as normal.”
Mr Wickham said the seven outlets will have additional security guards posted and are in high traffic areas.
The following stores are open from 2pm until 8pm:
West City Mall
Edsel Drive, Henderson
09 953 3419
43-45 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden
09 818 3155
The Trusts Outlet At Pak ’N Save Mt Albert
1167-1177 New North Road, Mt Albert
09 820 0218
124 Hobsonville Rd, Hobsonville
09 950 3530
13b Maki St, Westgate Centre, Massey
09 832 6940
2 Cellar Court, Westgate
09 832 3756
126 Railside Ave, Henderson
09 835 0088