Supermarket sold liquor to minor
The New World supermarket in Blenheim lost its liquor licence for two days last week after it was caught in a police sting targeting the sale of liquor to minors.
The supermarket's liquor licence was suspended on Thursday and Friday.
The Marlborough Express understands the licence was suspended after a staff member agreed to sell alcohol to a person under 18 during the police operation on September 23.
Constable Andrew Holdaway said the controlled purchase operation tested 23 off-license premises in Blenheim. Only one had served alcohol to a minor.
A staff member described the suspension as an "expensive error of judgment".
New World co-owner Andrea Boock declined to comment.
- The Marlborough Express
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