Alibaba karaoke bar loses liquor licence

SIMON DAY
Last updated 09:39 01/09/2014

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Auckland's "worst" karaoke bar has had its alcohol licence cancelled after staff beat up a patron and repeatedly breached liquor laws.

The New Zealand Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority heard three applications by police against Alibaba Karaoke on Auckland's Karangahape R for repeated breaches of the Sale of Liquor Act.

In June 2013 an intoxicated customer was punched in the face and kicked in the head by duty manager and owner Jae Mook Moon and two staff members. Moon admitted to police he had been drinking.

In April 2014 Moon was convicted of his third driving with excess alcohol charge, and his second driving whilst disqualified conviction.

In June 2014 an intoxicated woman who was a visitor not permitted to be employed in New Zealand, was found working at the bar.

"This indicates a defiant attitude towards his (Moon) legal responsibilities and as in the case of the other matters, indicates a lack of suitability to hold a licence," the NZARLA decision said.

The Authority was informed that the premises constitute the worst performing karaoke bar in Auckland in terms of liquor licence trangresssions.

The applications were granted and the liquor licence cancelled.

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