New Zealand town rally to block new liquor store opening

New Zealand town rally to block new liquor store opening

Maori residents of the New Zealand town Murupara have rallied together in an attempt to block the opening of a new liquor store by staging a protest. The town, which lies on the north island, is home to less than 2,000 people, a third of whom are under the age of 15, according to The Guardian. But not only that, Murupara, which is predominantly inhabited by Maori people, has been in decline for a number of years now, with the median wage standing at just NZ$17,000 (£8,000) per annum.

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